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Direct top-quark width measurement at CDF

Aaltonen, T. et al. (2010) Direct top-quark width measurement at CDF. Physical Review Letters, 105 (23). ISSN 0031-9007 (doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.105.232003)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.105.232003

Abstract

We present a measurement of the top-quark width in the lepton+jets decay channel of tt̅ events produced in pp̅ collisions at Fermilab’s Tevatron collider and collected by the CDF II detector. From a data sample corresponding to 4.3  fb-1 of integrated luminosity, we identify 756 candidate events. The top-quark mass and the mass of the hadronically decaying W boson that comes from the top-quark decay are reconstructed for each event and compared with templates of different top-quark widths (Γt) and deviations from nominal jet energy scale (ΔJES) to perform a simultaneous fit for both parameters, where ΔJES is used for the in situ calibration of the jet energy scale. By applying a Feldman-Cousins approach, we establish an upper limit at 95% confidence level (CL) of Γt<7.6  GeV and a two-sided 68% CL interval of 0.3  GeV<Γt<4.4  GeV for a top-quark mass of 172.5  GeV/c2, which are consistent with the standard model prediction.

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., Blocker, C., 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., Cabrera, S., 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., Clark, D., 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, 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., 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., Klimenko, S., Kondo, K., Kong, D., Konigsberg, J., Korytov, A., 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., Ruffini, F., Ruiz, A., Russ, J., Rusu, V., Safonov, A., Sakumoto, W., 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., 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., Turini, N., Ukegawa, F., Uozumi, S., Varganov, A., Vataga, E., Vázquez, F., Velev, G., Vellidis, C., Vidal, M., Vila, I., Vilar, R., 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