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Title: Measurement of the W Boson Mass with the D0 Run II Detector using the Electron P(T) Spectrum

Abstract

This thesis is a description of the measurement of the W boson mass using the D0 Run II detector with 770 pb -1 of p$$\bar{p}$$ collision data. These collisions were produced by the Tevatron at √s = 1.96 TeV between 2002 and 2006. We use a sample of W → ev and Z → ee decays to determine the W boson mass with the transverse momentum distribution of the electron and the transverse mass distribution of the boson. We measure M W = 80340 ± 37 (stat.) ± 26 (sys. theo.) ± 51 (sys. exp.) MeV = 80340 ± 68 MeV with the transverse momentum distribution of the electron and M W = 80361 ± 28 (stat.) ± 17 (sys. theo.) ± 51 (sys. exp.) MeV = 80361 ± 61 MeV with the transverse mass distribution.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
935247
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-THESIS-2008-24
TRN: US0804166
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Thesis/Dissertation
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; DISTRIBUTION; ELECTRONS; FERMILAB TEVATRON; INTERMEDIATE BOSONS; MASS DISTRIBUTION; TRANSVERSE MOMENTUM; Experiment-HEP

Citation Formats

Andeen, Jr., Timothy R. Measurement of the W Boson Mass with the D0 Run II Detector using the Electron P(T) Spectrum. United States: N. p., 2008. Web. doi:10.2172/935247.
Andeen, Jr., Timothy R. Measurement of the W Boson Mass with the D0 Run II Detector using the Electron P(T) Spectrum. United States. doi:10.2172/935247.
Andeen, Jr., Timothy R. Sun . "Measurement of the W Boson Mass with the D0 Run II Detector using the Electron P(T) Spectrum". United States. doi:10.2172/935247. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/935247.
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title = {Measurement of the W Boson Mass with the D0 Run II Detector using the Electron P(T) Spectrum},
author = {Andeen, Jr., Timothy R.},
abstractNote = {This thesis is a description of the measurement of the W boson mass using the D0 Run II detector with 770 pb-1 of p$\bar{p}$ collision data. These collisions were produced by the Tevatron at √s = 1.96 TeV between 2002 and 2006. We use a sample of W → ev and Z → ee decays to determine the W boson mass with the transverse momentum distribution of the electron and the transverse mass distribution of the boson. We measure MW = 80340 ± 37 (stat.) ± 26 (sys. theo.) ± 51 (sys. exp.) MeV = 80340 ± 68 MeV with the transverse momentum distribution of the electron and MW = 80361 ± 28 (stat.) ± 17 (sys. theo.) ± 51 (sys. exp.) MeV = 80361 ± 61 MeV with the transverse mass distribution.},
doi = {10.2172/935247},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2008},
month = {6}
}

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