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Title: T anti-T Production at the Tevatron: Event Selection and Cross Section Measurement

Abstract

The Fermilab Tevatron is currently the only collider capable of producing and studying top quarks. The dominant mechanism for top quark production at the Tevatron is t{bar t} production via the strong interaction. The precise measurement of the cross section of this process is a test of the QCD prediction. In Run II of the Tevatron it should be possible to achieve an experimental error on this cross section which is comparable or better than the current theoretical precision. This paper presents the basic event selection criteria for t{bar t} events at the Tevatron and the latest measurements of the t{bar t} cross section.

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Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
900358
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-CONF-06-522-E
arXiv eprint number hep-ex/0703001; TRN: US200711%%534
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at 33rd International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP 06), Moscow, Russia, 26 Jul - 2 Aug 2006
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; ACCURACY; CROSS SECTIONS; FERMILAB TEVATRON; FORECASTING; HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS; PRODUCTION; QUANTUM CHROMODYNAMICS; STRONG INTERACTIONS; T QUARKS; Experiment-HEP

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O'Neil, Dugan C., and /Simon Fraser U.. T anti-T Production at the Tevatron: Event Selection and Cross Section Measurement. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
O'Neil, Dugan C., & /Simon Fraser U.. T anti-T Production at the Tevatron: Event Selection and Cross Section Measurement. United States.
O'Neil, Dugan C., and /Simon Fraser U.. Thu . "T anti-T Production at the Tevatron: Event Selection and Cross Section Measurement". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/900358.
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year = {Thu Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2007},
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