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Measurement of the mass difference between t and t¯ quarks

Aaltonen, T. et al. (2011) Measurement of the mass difference between t and t¯ quarks. Physical Review Letters, 106 (15). ISSN 0031-9007 (doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.106.152001)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.106.152001

Abstract

We present a direct measurement of the mass difference between t and t̅ quarks using tt̅ candidate events in the lepton+jets channel, collected with the CDF II detector at Fermilab’s 1.96 TeV Tevatron pp̅ Collider. We make an event by event estimate of the mass difference to construct templates for top quark pair signal events and background events. The resulting mass difference distribution of data is compared to templates of signals and background using a maximum likelihood fit. From a sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 5.6  fb-1, we measure a mass difference, ΔMtop=Mt-M =-3.3±1.4(stat)±1.0(syst)  GeV/c2, approximately 2 standard deviations away from the CPT hypothesis of zero mass difference.

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s):Robson, Dr Aidan and St Denis, Dr Richard and Bussey, Dr Peter
Authors: Aaltonen, T., Álvarez González, B., Amerio, S., Amidei, D., Anastassov, A., Annovi, A., Antos, J., Apollinari, G., Appel, J., Apresyan, A., Arisawa, T., Artikov, A., Asaadi, J., Ashmanskas, W., Auerbach, B., Aurisano, A., Azfar, F., Badgett, W., Barbaro-Galtieri, A., Barnes, V., Barnett, B., Barria, P., Bartos, P., Bauce, M., Bauer, G., Bedeschi, F., Beecher, D., Behari, S., Bellettini, G., Bellinger, J., Benjamin, D., Beretvas, A., Bhatti, A., Binkley, M., Bisello, D., Bizjak, I., Bland, K., Blumenfeld, B., Bocci, A., Bodek, A., Bortoletto, D., Boudreau, J., Boveia, A., Brau, B., Brigliadori, L., Brisuda, A., Bromberg, C., Brucken, E., Bucciantonio, M., Budagov, J., Budd, H., Budd, S., Burkett, K., Busetto, G., Bussey, P., Buzatu, A., Calancha, C., Camarda, S., Campanelli, M., Campbell, M., Canelli, F., Canepa, A., Carls, B., Carlsmith, D., Carosi, R., Carrillo, S., Carron, S., Casal, B., Casarsa, M., Castro, A., Catastini, P., Cauz, D., Cavaliere, V., Cavalli-Sforza, M., Cerri, A., Cerrito, L., Chen, Y., Chertok, M., Chiarelli, G., Chlachidze, G., Chlebana, F., Cho, K., Chokheli, D., Chou, J., Chung, W., Chung, Y., Ciobanu, C., Ciocci, M., Clark, A., Compostella, G., Convery, M., Conway, J., Corbo, M., Cordelli, M., Cox, C., Cox, D., Crescioli, F., Cuenca Almenar, C., Cuevas, J., Culbertson, R., Dagenhart, D., d’Ascenzo, N., Datta, M., de Barbaro, P., De Cecco, S., De Lorenzo, G., Dell’Orso, M., Deluca, C., Demortier, L., Deng, J., Deninno, M., Devoto, F., d’Errico, M., Di Canto, A., Di Ruzza, B., Dittmann, J., D’Onofrio, M., Donati, S., Dong, P., Dorigo, M., Dorigo, T., Ebina, K., Elagin, A., Eppig, A., Erbacher, R., Errede, D., Errede, S., Ershaidat, N., Eusebi, R., Fang, H., Farrington, S., Feindt, M., Fernandez, J., Ferrazza, C., Field, R., Flanagan, G., Forrest, R., Frank, M., Franklin, M., Freeman, J., Funakoshi, Y., Furic, I., Gallinaro, M., Galyardt, J., Garcia, J., Garfinkel, A., Garosi, P., Gerberich, H., Gerchtein, E., Giagu, S., Giakoumopoulou, V., Giannetti, P., Gibson, K., Ginsburg, C., Giokaris, N., Giromini, P., Giunta, M., Giurgiu, G., Glagolev, V., Glenzinski, D., Gold, M., Goldin, D., Goldschmidt, N., Golossanov, A., Gomez, G., Gomez-Ceballos, G., Goncharov, M., González, O., Gorelov, I., Goshaw, A., Goulianos, K., Gresele, A., Grinstein, S., Grosso-Pilcher, C., Group, R., Guimaraes da Costa, J., Gunay-Unalan, Z., Haber, C., Hahn, S., Halkiadakis, E., Hamaguchi, A., Han, J., Happacher, F., Hara, K., Hare, D., Hare, M., Harr, R., Hatakeyama, K., Hays, C., Heck, M., Heinrich, J., Herndon, M., Hewamanage, S., Hidas, D., Hocker, A., Hopkins, W., Horn, D., Hou, S., Hughes, R., Hurwitz, M., Husemann, U., Hussain, N., Hussein, M., Huston, J., Introzzi, G., Iori, M., Ivanov, A., James, E., Jang, D., Jayatilaka, B., Jeon, E., Jha, M., Jindariani, S., Johnson, W., Jones, M., Joo, K., Jun, S., Junk, T., Kamon, T., Karchin, P., Kato, Y., Ketchum, W., Keung, J., Khotilovich, V., Kilminster, B., Kim, D., Kim, H., Kim, H., Kim, J., Kim, M., Kim, S., Kim, S., Kim, Y., Kimura, N., Kirby, M., Klimenko, S., Kondo, K., Kong, D., Konigsberg, J., Kotwal, A., Kreps, M., Kroll, J., Krop, D., Krumnack, N., Kruse, M., Krutelyov, V., Kuhr, T., Kurata, M., Kwang, S., Laasanen, A., Lami, S., Lammel, S., Lancaster, M., Lander, R., Lannon, K., Lath, A., Latino, G., Lazzizzera, I., LeCompte, T., Lee, E., Lee, H., Lee, J., Lee, S., Leo, S., Leone, S., Lewis, J., Lin, C.-J., Linacre, J., Lindgren, M., Lipeles, E., Lister, A., Litvintsev, D., Liu, C., Liu, Q., Liu, T., Lockwitz, S., Lockyer, N., Loginov, A., Lucchesi, D., Lueck, J., Lujan, P., Lukens, P., Lungu, G., Lys, J., Lysak, R., Madrak, R., Maeshima, K., Makhoul, K., Maksimovic, P., Malik, S., Manca, G., Manousakis-Katsikakis, A., Margaroli, F., Marino, C., Martínez, M., Martínez-Ballarín, R., Mastrandrea, P., Mathis, M., Mattson, M., Mazzanti, P., McFarland, K., McIntyre, P., McNulty, R., Mehta, A., Mehtala, P., Menzione, A., Mesropian, C., Miao, T., Mietlicki, D., Mitra, A., Miyake, H., Moed, S., Moggi, N., Mondragon, M., Moon, C., Moore, R., Morello, M., Morlock, J., Movilla Fernandez, P., Mukherjee, A., Muller, Th., Murat, P., Mussini, M., Nachtman, J., Nagai, Y., Naganoma, J., Nakano, I., Napier, A., Nett, J., Neu, C., Neubauer, M., Nielsen, J., Nodulman, L., Norniella, O., Nurse, E., Oakes, L., Oh, S., Oh, Y., Oksuzian, I., Okusawa, T., Orava, R., Ortolan, L., Pagan Griso, S., Pagliarone, C., Palencia, E., Papadimitriou, V., Paramonov, A., Patrick, J., Pauletta, G., Paulini, M., Paus, C., Pellett, D., Penzo, A., Phillips, T., Piacentino, G., Pianori, E., Pilot, J., Pitts, K., Plager, C., Pondrom, L., Potamianos, K., Poukhov, O., Prokoshin, F., Pronko, A., Ptohos, F., Pueschel, E., Punzi, G., Pursley, J., Rahaman, A., Ramakrishnan, V., Ranjan, N., Redondo, I., Renton, P., Rescigno, M., Rimondi, F., Ristori, L., Robson, A., Rodrigo, T., Rodriguez, T., Rogers, E., Rolli, S., Roser, R., Rossi, M., Rubbo, F., Ruffini, F., Ruiz, A., Russ, J., Rusu, V., Safonov, A., Sakumoto, W., Sakurai, Y., Santi, L., Sartori, L., Sato, K., Saveliev, V., Savoy-Navarro, A., Schlabach, P., Schmidt, A., Schmidt, E., Schmidt, M., Schmitt, M., Schwarz, T., Scodellaro, L., Scribano, A., Scuri, F., Sedov, A., Seidel, S., Seiya, Y., Semenov, A., Sforza, F., Sfyrla, A., Shalhout, S., Shears, T., Shepard, P., Shimojima, M., Shiraishi, S., Shochet, M., Shreyber, I., Simonenko, A., Sinervo, P., Sissakian, A., Sliwa, K., Smith, J., Snider, F., Soha, A., Somalwar, S., Sorin, V., Squillacioti, P., Stancari, M., Stanitzki, M., St Denis, R., Stelzer, B., Stelzer-Chilton, O., Stentz, D., Strologas, J., Strycker, G., Sudo, Y., Sukhanov, A., Suslov, I., Takemasa, K., Takeuchi, Y., Tang, J., Tecchio, M., Teng, P., Thom, J., Thome, J., Thompson, G., Thomson, E., Ttito-Guzmán, P., Tkaczyk, S., Toback, D., Tokar, S., Tollefson, K., Tomura, T., Tonelli, D., Torre, S., Torretta, D., Totaro, P., Trovato, M., Tu, Y., Ukegawa, F., Uozumi, S., Varganov, A., Vázquez, F., Velev, G., Vellidis, C., Vidal, M., Vila, I., Vilar, R., Vizán, J., Vogel, M., Volpi, G., Wagner, P., Wagner, R., Wakisaka, T., Wallny, R., Wang, S., Warburton, A., Waters, D., Weinberger, M., Wester, W., Whitehouse, B., Whiteson, D., Wicklund, A., Wicklund, E., Wilbur, S., Wick, F., Williams, H., Wilson, J., Wilson, P., Winer, B., Wittich, P., Wolbers, S., Wolfe, H., Wright, T., Wu, X., Wu, Z., Yamamoto, K., Yamaoka, J., Yang, T., Yang, U., Yang, Y., Yao, W.-M., Yeh, G., Yi, K., Yoh, J., Yorita, K., Yoshida, T., Yu, G., Yu, I., Yu, S., Yun, J., Zanetti, A., Zeng, Y., and Zucchelli, S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physical Review Letters
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN:0031-9007
ISSN (Online):1079-7114

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
395963Experimental Particle PhysicsAnthony DoyleScience & Technologies Facilities Council (STFC)ST/H001077/1Physics and Astronomy