Measurement of the differential cross section dσ/d(cosθt) for top-quark pair production in pp¯collisions at s√=1.96  TeV

Aaltonen, T. et al. (2013) Measurement of the differential cross section dσ/d(cosθt) for top-quark pair production in pp¯collisions at s√=1.96  TeV. Physical Review Letters, 111(18), p. 182002. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.182002)

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Abstract

We report a measurement of the differential cross section dσ/d(cosθt) for top-quark pair production as a function of the top-quark production angle in proton-antiproton collisions at s√=1.96  TeV. This measurement is performed using data collected with the CDF II detector at the Tevatron, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 9.4  fb−1. We employ the Legendre polynomials to characterize the shape of the differential cross section at the parton level. The observed Legendre coefficients are in good agreement with the prediction of the next-to-leading-order standard-model calculation, with the exception of an excess linear-term coefficient a1=0.40±0.12, compared to the standard-model prediction of a1=0.15+0.07−0.03.

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., 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., Vázquez, F., Velev, G., Vellidis, C., Vernieri, C., Vidal, M., Vilar, R., Vizán, J., Vogel, M., Volpi, G., 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 Letters
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN:0031-9007
ISSN (Online):1079-7114

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