Study of top quark production and decays involving a tau lepton at CDF and limits on a charged Higgs boson contribution

Aaltonen, T. et al. (2014) Study of top quark production and decays involving a tau lepton at CDF and limits on a charged Higgs boson contribution. Physical Review D, 89, 091101(R). (doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.89.091101)

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Abstract

We present an analysis of top-antitop quark production and decay into a tau lepton, tau neutrino, and bottom quark using data from 9 fb−1 of integrated luminosity at the Collider Detector at Fermilab. Dilepton events, where one lepton is an energetic electron or muon and the other a hadronically decaying tau lepton, originating from proton-antiproton collisions at ffiffi s p ¼ 1.96 TeV, are used. A top-antitop quark production cross section of 8.1 2.1 pb is measured, assuming standard-model top quark decays. By separately identifying for the first time the single-tau and the ditau components, we measure the branching fraction of the top quark into the tau lepton, tau neutrino, and bottom quark to be ð9.6 2.8Þ%. The branching fraction of top quark decays into a charged Higgs boson and a bottom quark, which would imply violation of lepton universality, is limited to be less than 5.9% at a 95% confidence level [for BðH− → τν¯Þ ¼ 1].

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Robson, Professor Aidan and Buzatu, Dr Adrian and Bussey, Dr Peter and St Denis, Dr Richard
Authors: Aaltonen, T., Amerio, S., Amidei, D., Anastassov, A., Annovi, A., Antos, J., Apollinari, G., Appel, J. A., Arisawa, T., Artikov, A., Asaadi, J., Ashmanskas, W., Auerbach, B., Aurisano, A., Azfar, F., Badgett, W., Bae, T., Barbaro-Galtieri, A., Barnes, V. E., Barnett, B. A., Barria, P., Bartos, P., Bauce, M., Bedeschi, F., Behari, S., Bellettini, G., Bellinger, J., Benjamin, D., Beretvas, A., Bhatti, A., Bland, K. R., Blumenfeld, B., Bocci, A., Bodek, A., Bortoletto, D., Boudreau, J., Boveia, A., Brigliadori, L., Bromberg, C., Brucken, E., Budagov, J., Budd, H. S., Burkett, K., Busetto, G., Bussey, P., Butti, P., Buzatu, A., Calamba, A., Camarda, S., Campanelli, M., Canelli, F., Carls, B., Carlsmith, D., Carosi, R., Carrillo, S., Casal, B., Casarsa, M., Castro, A., Catastini, P., Cauz, D., Cavaliere, V., Cavalli-Sforza, M., Cerri, A., Cerrito, L., Chen, Y. C., Chertok, M., Chiarelli, G., Chlachidze, G., Cho, K., Chokheli, D., Clark, A., Clarke, C., Convery, M. E., Conway, J., Corbo, M., Cordelli, M., Cox, C. A., Cox, D. J., Cremonesi, M., Cruz, D., Cuevas, J., Culbertson, R., d’Ascenzo, N., Datta, M., de Barbaro, P., Demortier, L., Deninno, M., D’Errico, M., Devoto, F., Di Canto, A., Di Ruzza, B., Dittmann, J. R., Donati, S., D’Onofrio, M., Dorigo, M., Driutti, A., Ebina, K., Edgar, R., Elagin, A., Erbacher, R., Errede, S., Esham, B., Farrington, S., Fernández Ramos, J. P., Field, R., Flanagan, G., Forrest, R., Franklin, M., Freeman, J. C., Frisch, H., Funakoshi, Y., Galloni, C., Garfinkel, A. F., Garosi, P., Gerberich, H., Gerchtein, E., Giagu, S., Giakoumopoulou, V., Gibson, K., Ginsburg, C. M., Giokaris, N., Giromini, P., Giurgiu, G., Glagolev, V., Glenzinski, D., Gold, M., Goldin, D., Golossanov, A., Gomez, G., Gomez-Ceballos, G., Goncharov, M., González López, O., Gorelov, I., Goshaw, A. T., Goulianos, K., Gramellini, E., Grinstein, S., Grosso-Pilcher, C., Group, R. C., Guimaraes da Costa, J., Hahn, S. R., Han, J. Y., Happacher, F., Hara, K., Hare, M., Harr, R. F., Harrington-Taber, T., Hatakeyama, K., Hays, C., Heinrich, J., Herndon, M., Hocker, A., Hong, Z., Hopkins, W., Hou, S., Hughes, R. E., Husemann, U., Hussein, M., Huston, J., Introzzi, G., Iori, M., Ivanov, A., James, E., Jang, D., Jayatilaka, B., Jeon, E. J., Jindariani, S., Jones, M., Joo, K. K., Jun, S. Y., Junk, T. R., Kambeitz, M., Kamon, T., Karchin, P. E., Kasmi, A., Kato, Y., Ketchum, W., Keung, J., Kilminster, B., Kim, D. H., Kim, H. S., Kim, J. E., Kim, M. J., Kim, S. H., Kim, S. B., Kim, Y. J., Kim, Y. K., Kimura, N., Kirby, M., Knoepfel, K., Kondo, K., Kong, D. J., Konigsberg, J., Kotwal, A. V., Kreps, M., Kroll, J., Kruse, M., Kuhr, T., Kurata, M., Laasanen, A. T., Lammel, S., Lancaster, M., Lannon, K., Latino, G., Lee, H. S., Lee, J. S., Leo, S., Leone, S., Lewis, J. D., Limosani, A., Lipeles, E., Lister, A., Liu, H., Liu, Q., Liu, T., Lockwitz, S., Loginov, A., Lucchesi, D., Lucà, A., Lueck, J., Lujan, P., Lukens, P., Lungu, G., Lys, J., Lysak, R., Madrak, R., Maestro, P., Malik, S., Manca, G., Manousakis-Katsikakis, A., Marchese, L., Margaroli, F., Marino, P., Martínez, M., Matera, K., Mattson, M. E., Mazzacane, A., Mazzanti, P., McNulty, R., Mehta, A., Mehtala, P., Mesropian, C., Miao, T., Mietlicki, D., Mitra, A., Miyake, H., Moed, S., Moggi, N., Moon, C. S., Moore, R., Morello, M. J., Mukherjee, A., Muller, T., Murat, P., Mussini, M., Nachtman, J., Nagai, Y., Naganoma, J., Nakano, I., Napier, A., Nett, J., Neu, C., Nigmanov, T., Nodulman, L., Noh, S. Y., Norniella, O., Oakes, L., Oh, S. H., Oh, Y. D., Oksuzian, I., Okusawa, T., Orava, R., Ortolan, L., Pagliarone, C., Palencia, E., Palni, P., Papadimitriou, V., Parker, W., Pauletta, G., Paulini, M., Paus, C., Phillips, T. J., Piacentino, G., Pianori, E., Pilot, J., Pitts, K., Plager, C., Pondrom, L., Poprocki, S., Potamianos, K., Pranko, A., Prokoshin, F., Ptohos, F., Punzi, G., Ranjan, N., Redondo Fernández, I., Renton, P., Rescigno, M., Rimondi, F., Ristori, L., Rizzi, C., Robson, A., Rodriguez, T., Rolli, S., Ronzani, M., Roser, R., Rosner, J. L., Ruffini, F., Ruiz, A., Russ, J., Rusu, V., Sakumoto, W. K., Sakurai, Y., Santi, L., Sato, K., Saveliev, V., Savoy-Navarro, A., Schlabach, P., Schmidt, E. E., Schwarz, T., Scodellaro, L., Scuri, F., Seidel, S., Seiya, Y., Semenov, A., Sforza, F., Shalhout, S. Z., Shears, T., Shepard, P. F., Shimojima, M., Shochet, M., Shreyber-Tecker, I., Simonenko, A., Sliwa, K., Smith, J. R., Snider, F. D., Song, H., Sorin, V., St Denis, R., Stancari, M., Stentz, D., Strologas, J., Sudo, Y., Sukhanov, A., Suslov, I., Takemasa, K., Takeuchi, Y., Tang, J., Tecchio, M., Teng, P. K., Thom, J., Thomson, E., Thukral, V., Toback, D., Tokar, S., Tollefson, K., Tomura, T., Tonelli, D., Torre, S., Torretta, D., Totaro, P., Trovato, M., Ukegawa, F., Uozumi, S., Velev, G., Vellidis, C., Vernieri, C., Vidal, M., Vilar, R., Vizán, J., Vogel, M., Volpi, G., Vázquez, F., Wagner, P., Wallny, R., Wang, S. M., Waters, D., Wester, W. C., Whiteson, D., Wicklund, A. B., Wilbur, S., Williams, H. H., Wilson, J. S., Wilson, P., Winer, B. L., Wittich, P., Wolbers, S., Wolfe, H., Wright, T., Wu, X., Wu, Z., Yamamoto, K., Yamato, D., Yang, T., Yang, U. K., Yang, Y. C., Yao, W.-M., Yeh, G. P., Yi, K., Yoh, J., Yorita, K., Yoshida, T., Yu, G. B., Yu, I., Zanetti, A. M., Zeng, Y., Zhou, C., and Zucchelli, S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physical Review D
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN:1550-7998
ISSN (Online):1550-2368

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