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Title: Search for anomalous semileptonic decay of heavy flavor hadrons produced in association with a W boson at CDF II

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
892531
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB-05-560-E
arXiv eprint number hep-ex/0512065
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-76CH03000
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Phys.Rev.D73:051101,2006
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 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 /Bologna U. /Brandeis U. /UC, Davis /UCLA /UC, San Diego /UC, Santa Barbara. Search for anomalous semileptonic decay of heavy flavor hadrons produced in association with a W boson at CDF II. United States: N. p., 2005. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.73.051101.
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 /Bologna U. /Brandeis U. /UC, Davis /UCLA /UC, San Diego /UC, Santa Barbara. Search for anomalous semileptonic decay of heavy flavor hadrons produced in association with a W boson at CDF II. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.73.051101.
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 /Bologna U. /Brandeis U. /UC, Davis /UCLA /UC, San Diego /UC, Santa Barbara. Thu . "Search for anomalous semileptonic decay of heavy flavor hadrons produced in association with a W boson at CDF II". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.73.051101. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/892531.
@article{osti_892531,
title = {Search for anomalous semileptonic decay of heavy flavor hadrons produced in association with a W boson 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 /Bologna U. /Brandeis U. /UC, Davis /UCLA /UC, San Diego /UC, Santa Barbara},
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doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.73.051101},
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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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  • We present a search for anomalous semileptonic decays of heavy flavor hadrons produced in association with a W boson in proton-antiproton collisions at {radical}(s)=1.96 TeV. We use 162 pb{sup -1} of data collected with the CDF II detector at the Fermilab Tevatron Collider. We select events with one W boson and at least one jet with an identified secondary vertex. In the jets with a secondary vertex we look for a semileptonic decay to a muon. We compare the number of jets with both a secondary vertex and a semileptonic decay and the kinematic properties of these jets, with themore » standard model expectation of W plus heavy flavor production and decay. No discrepancy is seen between the observation and the expectation, and we set limits on the production cross section of a B-like hadron with an anomalously high semileptonic branching ratio.« less
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  • We present a search for the standard model Higgs boson produced in association with a W{sup {+-}} boson. This search uses data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 7.5fb{sup -1} collected by the CDF detector at the Tevatron. We select WH{yields}{ell}vb{bar b} candidate events with two jets, large missing transverse energy, and exactly one charged lepton. We further require that at least one jet be identified to originate from a bottom quark. Discrimination between the signal and the large background is achieved through the use of a Bayesian artificial neural network. The number of tagged events and their distributions aremore » consistent with the standard model expectations. We observe no evidence for a Higgs boson signal and set 95% C.L. upper limits on the WH production cross section times the branching ratio to decay to b{bar b}pairs, {sigma}(p{bar p}{yields}W{sup {+-}}H)xB(H{yields}b{bar b}), relative to the rate predicted by the standard model. For the Higgs boson mass range of 100 to 150 GeV/c{sup 2} we set observed (expected) upper limits from 1.34 (1.83) to 38.8 (23.4). For 115 GeV/c{sup 2} the upper limit is 3.64 (2.78). The combination of the present search with an independent analysis that selects events with three jets yields more stringent limits ranging from 1.12 (1.79) to 34.4 (21.6) in the same mass range. For 115 and 125 GeV/c{sup 2} the upper limits are 2.65 (2.60) and 4.36 (3.69), respectively.« less
  • We present a search for the standard model Higgs boson produced in association with a W ± boson. This search uses data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 7.5 fb⁻¹ collected by the CDF detector at the Tevatron. We select WH→lνbb¯ candidate events with two jets, large missing transverse energy, and exactly one charged lepton. We further require that at least one jet be identified to originate from a bottom quark. Discrimination between the signal and the large background is achieved through the use of a Bayesian artificial neural network. The number of tagged events and their distributions are consistentmore » with the standard model expectations. We observe no evidence for a Higgs boson signal and set 95% C.L. upper limits on the WH production cross section times the branching ratio to decay to bb¯ pairs, σ(pp¯→W ±H)×B(H→bb¯), relative to the rate predicted by the standard model. For the Higgs boson mass range of 100 to 150 GeV/c² we set observed (expected) upper limits from 1.34 (1.83) to 38.8 (23.4). For 115 GeV/c² the upper limit is 3.64 (2.78). The combination of the present search with an independent analysis that selects events with three jets yields more stringent limits ranging from 1.12 (1.79) to 34.4 (21.6) in the same mass range. For 115 and 125 GeV/c² the upper limits are 2.65 (2.60) and 4.36 (3.69), respectively.« less
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