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Title: Top quark mass measurement from dilepton events at CDF II

Abstract

We report a measurement of the top quark mass using events collected by the CDF II Detector from p{bar p} collisions at {radical}s = 1.96 TeV at the Fermilab Tevatron. We calculate a likelihood function for the top mass in events that are consistent with t{bar t} {yields} {bar b}{ell}{sup -}{bar {nu}}{sub {ell}}b{ell}{prime}{sup +}{nu}{sub {ell}}{prime} decays. The likelihood is formed as the convolution of the leading-order matrix element and detector resolution functions. The joint likelihood is the product of likelihoods for each of 33 events collected in 340 pb{sup -1} of integrated luminosity, yielding a top quark mass M{sub t} = 165.2 {+-} 6.1(stat.) {+-} 3.4(syst.) GeV/c{sup 2}. This first application of a matrix-element technique to t{bar t} {yields} b{ell}{sup +}{nu}{sub {ell}}{bar b}{ell}{prime}{sup -}{bar {nu}}{sub {ell}}, decays gives the most precise single measurement of M{sub t} in dilepton events. Combined with other CDF Run II measurements using dilepton events, we measure M{sub t} = 167.9 {+-} 5.2(stat.) {+-} 3.7(syst.) GeV/c{sup 2}.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
892529
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB-05-551-E
arXiv eprint number hep-ex/0512070; TRN: US0701557
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-76CH03000
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Phys.Rev.Lett.96:152002,2006
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; FERMILAB COLLIDER DETECTOR; FERMILAB TEVATRON; LUMINOSITY; MATRIX ELEMENTS; RESOLUTION; T QUARKS; Experiment-HEP

Citation Formats

Abulencia, A., Acosta, D., Adelman, Jahred A., Affolder, Anthony A., Akimoto, T., Albrow, M.G., Ambrose, D., Amerio, S., Amidei, D., Anastassov, A., Anikeev, K., and /Taiwan, Inst. Phys. /Argonne /Barcelona, IFAE /Baylor U. /INFN, Bologna /Brandeis U. /UC, Davis /UCLA /UC, San Diego /UC, Santa Barbara /Cantabria Inst. of Phys. Top quark mass measurement from dilepton events at CDF II. United States: N. p., 2005. Web.
Abulencia, A., Acosta, D., Adelman, Jahred A., Affolder, Anthony A., Akimoto, T., Albrow, M.G., Ambrose, D., Amerio, S., Amidei, D., Anastassov, A., Anikeev, K., & /Taiwan, Inst. Phys. /Argonne /Barcelona, IFAE /Baylor U. /INFN, Bologna /Brandeis U. /UC, Davis /UCLA /UC, San Diego /UC, Santa Barbara /Cantabria Inst. of Phys. Top quark mass measurement from dilepton events at CDF II. United States.
Abulencia, A., Acosta, D., Adelman, Jahred A., Affolder, Anthony A., Akimoto, T., Albrow, M.G., Ambrose, D., Amerio, S., Amidei, D., Anastassov, A., Anikeev, K., and /Taiwan, Inst. Phys. /Argonne /Barcelona, IFAE /Baylor U. /INFN, Bologna /Brandeis U. /UC, Davis /UCLA /UC, San Diego /UC, Santa Barbara /Cantabria Inst. of Phys. Thu . "Top quark mass measurement from dilepton events at CDF II". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/892529.
@article{osti_892529,
title = {Top quark mass measurement from dilepton events at CDF II},
author = {Abulencia, A. and Acosta, D. and Adelman, Jahred A. and Affolder, Anthony A. and Akimoto, T. and Albrow, M.G. and Ambrose, D. and Amerio, S. and Amidei, D. and Anastassov, A. and Anikeev, K. and /Taiwan, Inst. Phys. /Argonne /Barcelona, IFAE /Baylor U. /INFN, Bologna /Brandeis U. /UC, Davis /UCLA /UC, San Diego /UC, Santa Barbara /Cantabria Inst. of Phys.},
abstractNote = {We report a measurement of the top quark mass using events collected by the CDF II Detector from p{bar p} collisions at {radical}s = 1.96 TeV at the Fermilab Tevatron. We calculate a likelihood function for the top mass in events that are consistent with t{bar t} {yields} {bar b}{ell}{sup -}{bar {nu}}{sub {ell}}b{ell}{prime}{sup +}{nu}{sub {ell}}{prime} decays. The likelihood is formed as the convolution of the leading-order matrix element and detector resolution functions. The joint likelihood is the product of likelihoods for each of 33 events collected in 340 pb{sup -1} of integrated luminosity, yielding a top quark mass M{sub t} = 165.2 {+-} 6.1(stat.) {+-} 3.4(syst.) GeV/c{sup 2}. This first application of a matrix-element technique to t{bar t} {yields} b{ell}{sup +}{nu}{sub {ell}}{bar b}{ell}{prime}{sup -}{bar {nu}}{sub {ell}}, decays gives the most precise single measurement of M{sub t} in dilepton events. Combined with other CDF Run II measurements using dilepton events, we measure M{sub t} = 167.9 {+-} 5.2(stat.) {+-} 3.7(syst.) GeV/c{sup 2}.},
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journal = {Phys.Rev.Lett.96:152002,2006},
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year = {Thu Dec 01 00:00:00 EST 2005},
month = {Thu Dec 01 00:00:00 EST 2005}
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