A Measurement of the t anti-t Production Cross Section in p anti-p Collisions at s**(1/2) = 1.96-TeV using Soft Muon Tagging Metadata

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  • Main Title A Measurement of the t anti-t Production Cross Section in p anti-p Collisions at s**(1/2) = 1.96-TeV using Soft Muon Tagging


  • Author: Grundler, Ulysses A.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: /Illinois U., Urbana
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization


  • Name: Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
    Place of Publication: Batavia, Illinois
    Additional Info: Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL


  • Creation: 2008-05-01


  • English


  • Content Description: I present a measurement of the t{bar t} production cross section at {radical}s = 1.96 TeV using 2034 pb{sup -1} of CDF Run II data using events with a high transverse momentum electron or muon, three or more jets, and missing transverse energy. The measurement assumes a t {yields} Wb branching fraction of 100 percent. Events consistent with t{bar t} decay are found by identifying jets containing heavy-flavor semileptonic decays to muons. The dominant backgrounds are evaluated directly from the data. Based on 248 candidate events and an expected background of 86.8 {+-} 5.6 events, I measure a production cross section of 8.7 {+-} 1.1{sub -0.8}{sup +0.9} {+-} 0.6 pb, in agreement with the Standard Model.
  • Physical Description: 131 pages


  • Keyword: Decay
  • Keyword: Semileptonic Decay
  • Keyword: Electrons
  • Keyword: Transverse Momentum Experiment-Hep
  • Keyword: Production
  • Keyword: Cross Sections
  • STI Subject Categories: 72 Physics Of Elementary Particles And Fields
  • Keyword: Fermilab Collider Detector
  • Keyword: Muons
  • Keyword: Standard Model
  • Keyword: Transverse Energy
  • Keyword: Experiment-Hep


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation


  • Text


  • Report No.: FERMILAB-THESIS-2008-27
  • Grant Number: AC02-07CH11359
  • DOI: 10.2172/935237
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 935237
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc901841