Top Quark Properties from Top Pair Events and Decays

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Over a decade since the discovery of the top quark we are still trying to unravel mysteries of the heaviest observed particle and learn more about its nature. The continuously accumulating statistics of CDF and DO data provide the means for measuring top quark properties with ever greater precision and the opportunity to search for signs of new physics that could be manifested through subtle deviations from the standard model in the production and decays of top quarks. In the following we present a slice of the rich program in top quark physics at the Fermilab Tevatron: measurements of the ... continued below

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Ivanov, A. & /UC, Davis November 1, 2008.

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Over a decade since the discovery of the top quark we are still trying to unravel mysteries of the heaviest observed particle and learn more about its nature. The continuously accumulating statistics of CDF and DO data provide the means for measuring top quark properties with ever greater precision and the opportunity to search for signs of new physics that could be manifested through subtle deviations from the standard model in the production and decays of top quarks. In the following we present a slice of the rich program in top quark physics at the Fermilab Tevatron: measurements of the properties of top quark decays and searches for unusual phenomena in events with pair produced tops. In particular, we discuss the most recent and precise CDF and DO measurements of the transverse polarization of W bosons from top decays, branching ratios and searches for flavor-changing neutral current decays, decays into charged Higgs and invisible decays. These analyses correspond to integrated luminosities ranging from 0.9 to 2.7 fb{sup -1}.

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  • Presented at 34th International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP 2008), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 30 Jul - 5 Aug 2008

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  • Report No.: FERMILAB-CONF-08-510-E
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  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 943603
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Ivanov, A. & /UC, Davis. Top Quark Properties from Top Pair Events and Decays, article, November 1, 2008; Batavia, Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc894924/: accessed October 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.