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Wire bond vibration of forward pixel tracking detector of CMS

Description: Wire bonds of the Forward Pixel (FPix) tracking detectors are oriented in the direction that maximizes Lorentz Forces relative to the 4 Tesla field of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) Detector's magnet. The CMS Experiment is under construction at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland. We were concerned about Lorentz Force oscillating the wires at their fundamental frequencies and possibly fracturing or breaking them at their heels, as happened with the CDF wire bonds. This paper reports a study to understand what conditions break such bonds.
Date: October 1, 2006
Creator: Atac, M.; /Fermilab; Gobbi, B.; U., /Northwestern; Kwan, S.; Pischalnikov, Y. et al.
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Proposal to study the k+- charge exchange reactions at high energies

Description: An experiment is proposed for measurement of the K{sup {+-}} {yields} K-Long charge-exchange reactions using unseparated beams; useful rates are obtained for p{sub inc}{le}100 GeV/c and -t {le} 1 (GeV/c){sup 2}. A V-spectrometer with resolution {+-}1% is used downstream of the target for detection of the decays K-long {yields} {pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -}. Using hydrogen and deuterium targets, the detection system is designed to measure: (1) d{sigma}/dt for K{sup -}p {yields} {bar K}{sup 0}n. The reaction will be distinguished from background processes involving N* and K* production by kinematics and supplementary detectors surrounding the target. (2) d{sup 2}{sigma}/dpdt for K{sup -}d {yields} {bar K}{sup 0}nn. This final state will be distinguished from those involving production of {pi}{sup 0}'s or charged particles primarily by the supplementary target veto array. Use of a deuterium target will provide partial clarification of the problems to be encountered in achieving part 3. In principle, some information on the relative sizes of the spin-flip and non-spin-flip amplitudes will be obtained. (3) d{sup 2}{sigma}/dpdt for K{sup +}d {yields} K{sup 0}pp. Since charged particles are produced at the interaction vortex, this final state can be reliably extracted only with the insight gained in parts (1) and (2) and a detailed study of the distributions in the target veto counter array.
Date: February 1, 1971
Creator: Meyer, Stuart L.; Miller, Donald H.; Hicks, George & U., /Northwestern
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Precision measurement of a particle mass at the linear collider

Description: Precision measurement of the stop mass at the ILC is done in a method based on cross-sections measurements at two different center-of-mass energies. This allows to minimize both the statistical and systematic errors. In the framework of the MSSM, a light stop, compatible with electro-weak baryogenesis, is studied in its decay into a charm jet and neutralino, the Lightest Supersymmetric Particle (LSP), as a candidate of dark matter. This takes place for a small stop-neutralino mass difference.
Date: June 1, 2007
Creator: Milstene, C.; /Fermilab; Freitas, A.; U., /Zurich; Schmitt, M.; U., /Northwestern et al.
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A 3-D model of superfluid helium suitable for numerical analysis

Description: The two-fluid description is a very successful phenomenological representation of the properties of Helium II. A 3-D model suitable for numerical analysis based on the Landau-Khalatnikov description of Helium II is proposed. In this paper we introduce a system of partial differential equations that is both complete and consistent as well as practical, to be used for a 3-D solution of the flow of Helium II. The development of a 3-D numerical model for Helium II is motivated by the need to validate experimental results obtained by observing the normal component velocity distribution in a Helium II thermal counter-flow using the Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) technique.
Date: January 1, 2008
Creator: Darve, C.; U., /Fermilab /Northwestern; Patankar, N.A.; U., /Northwestern; Van Sciver, S.W. & Lab., /Natl. High Mag. Field
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A method for the three-dimensional simulation of superfluid helium

Description: Transport phenomena in superfluid helium can be described using the two-fluid Landau-Khalatnikov model and the Gorter-Mellink mutual friction. Here we discuss a mathematical formulation of the two-fluid model that uses macroscopic conservation balances of mass, momentum and energy of each species, and assumes local thermodynamic equilibrium. A particularity of this model is that it describes the state of He II as well as that of each of the two-fluid components in terms of pressure p and temperature T, which is convenient for stable numerical solution. The equations of the model form a system of partial differential equations (PDE) that can be written in matrix form for convenience. On this base, a three-dimensional numerical model using a complete and consistent, while still practical, system of PDEs was developed. In the form described, the PDE can be solved using three-dimensional Lagrangian finite element in space supplemented by a Beam-Warming time-2marching algorithm. Once validated, this solver will allow to simulate He II thermal counterflow applied to arbitrary geometry.
Date: January 1, 2008
Creator: Bottura, L.; /CERN; Darve, C.; U., /Fermilab /Northwestern; Patankar, N.A.; U., /Northwestern et al.
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Radiation damage to scintillator in the D0 luminosity monitor

Description: We report the result of evaluating radiation damage to Bicron BC408 plastic scintillator used in the D0 Luminosity Monitor during Run IIa. The Luminosity Monitor provides pseudo-rapidity coverage over the range 2.7 < |{eta}| < 4.4, with the radiation dose in Run IIa estimated to be 0.5 MRad for the region closest to the beams. We find the light yield is degraded by 10-15% due to radiation damage by comparing new and old scintillator in four observables: (1) visual inspection, (2) optical transmittance, (3) response to the radioactive source of {sup 90}Sr and (4) light yield for cosmic rays.
Date: December 1, 2006
Creator: Casey, Brendan; DeVaughan, Kayle; U., /Brown U. /Nebraska; Enari, Yuji; Partridge, Richard; U., /Brown et al.
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A Method for the Precision Mass Measurement of the Stop Quark at the International Linear Collider

Description: Many supersymmetric models predict new particles within the reach of the next generation of colliders. For an understanding of the model structure and the mechanism(s) of symmetry breaking, it is important to know the masses of the new particles precisely. In this article the measurement of the mass of the scalar partner of the top quark (stop) at an e{sup +}e{sup -} collider is studied. A relatively light stop is motivated by attempts to explain electroweak baryogenesis and can play an important role in dark matter relic density. A method is presented which makes use of cross-section measurements near the pair-production threshold as well as at higher center-of-mass energies. It is shown that this method not only increases the statistical precision, but also greatly reduces the systematic uncertainties, which can be important. numerical results are presented, based on a realistic event simulation, for two signal selection strategies: using conventional selection cuts, and using an Iterative Discriminant Analysis (IDA). The studies indicate that a precision of {Delta}m{sub {bar t}{sub 1}} = 0.42 GeV can be achieved, representing a major improvement over previous studies. While the analysis of stops is particularly challenging due to the possibility of stop hadronization, the general procedure could be applied to the mass measurement of other particles as well. They also comment on the potential of the IDA to discover a stop quark in this scenario, and they revisit the accuracy of the theoretical predictions for the neutralino relic density.
Date: December 1, 2007
Creator: Freitas, Ayres; U., /Chicago U. /Argonne /Zurich; Milstene, Caroline; /Fermilab; Schmitt, Michael; U., /Northwestern et al.
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A Method for the Precision Mass Measurement of the Stop Quark at the International Linear Collider

Description: Many supersymmetric models predict new particles within the reach of the next generation of colliders. For an understanding of the model structure and the mechanism(s) of symmetry breaking, it is important to know the masses of the new particles precisely. In this article the measurement of the mass of the scalar partner of the top quark (stop) at an e+e- collider is studied. A relatively light stop is motivated by attempts to explain electroweak baryogenesis and can play an important role in dark matter relic density. A method is presented which makes use of cross-section measurements near the pair-production threshold as well as at higher center-of-mass energies. It is shown that this method not only increases the statistical precision, but also greatly reduces the systematic uncertainties, which can be important. Numerical results are presented, based on a realistic event simulation, for two signal selection strategies: using conventional selection cuts, and using an Iterative Discriminant Analysis (IDA). Our studies indicate that a precision of {Delta}m{tilde t}{sub 1} = 0.42 GeV can be achieved, representing a major improvement over previous studies. While the analysis of stops is particularly challenging due to the possibility of stop hadronization, the general procedure could be applied to the mass measurement of other particles as well. We also comment on the potential of the IDA to discover a stop quark in this scenario, and we revisit the accuracy of the theoretical predictions for the neutralino relic density
Date: June 1, 2008
Creator: Freitas, Ayres; U., /Chicago U. /Argonne /Zurich; Milstene, Caroline; U., /Fermilab /Wayne State; Schmitt, Michael; U., /Northwestern et al.
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QCD Precision Measurements and Structure Function Extraction at a High Statistics, High Energy Neutrino Scattering Experiment: NuSOnG

Description: We extend the physics case for a new high-energy, ultra-high statistics neutrino scattering experiment, NuSOnG (Neutrino Scattering On Glass) to address a variety of issues including precision QCD measurements, extraction of structure functions, and the derived Parton Distribution Functions (PDFs). This experiment uses a Tevatron-based neutrino beam to obtain a sample of Deep Inelastic Scattering (DIS) events which is over two orders of magnitude larger than past samples. We outline an innovative method for fitting the structure functions using a parameterized energy shift which yields reduced systematic uncertainties. High statistics measurements, in combination with improved systematics, will enable NuSOnG to perform discerning tests of fundamental Standard Model parameters as we search for deviations which may hint of 'Beyond the Standard Model' physics.
Date: June 1, 2009
Creator: Adams, T.; U., /Florida State; Batra, P.; U., /Columbia; Bugel, Leonard G.; U., /Columbia et al.
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The D0 experiment's integrated luminosity for Tevatron Run IIa

Description: An essential ingredient in all cross section measurements is the luminosity used to normalize the data sample. In this note, we present the final assessment of the integrated luminosity recorded by the D0 experiment during Tevatron Run IIa. The luminosity measurement is derived from hit rates from the products of inelastic proton-antiproton collisions registered in two arrays of scintillation counters called the luminosity monitor (LM) detectors. Measured LM rates are converted to absolute luminosity using a normalization procedure that is based on previously measured inelastic cross sections and the geometric acceptance and efficiency of the LM detectors for registering inelastic events. During Run IIa, the LM detector performance was improved by a sequence of upgrades to the electronic readout system and other factors summarized in this note. The effects of these changes on the reported luminosity were tracked carefully during the run. Due to the changes, we partition the run into periods for which different conversions from measured LM rates to absolute luminosity apply. The primary upgrade to the readout system late in Run IIa facilitated a reevaluation of the overall normalization of the luminosity measurement for the full data sample. In this note, we first review the luminosity measurement technique employed by D0. We then summarize the changes to the LM system during Run IIa and the corresponding normalization adjustments. The effect of the adjustments is to increase D0's assessment of its recorded integrated luminosity compared to what was initially reported during Run IIa. The overall increase is 13.4% for data collected between April 20, 2002 (the beginning of Run IIa data used for physics analysis) and February 22, 2006 (the end of Run IIa).
Date: April 1, 2007
Creator: Andeen, T.; Casey, B.C.K.; DeVaughan, K.; Enari, Y.; Gallas, E.; Krop, D. et al.
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Decay Properties of p pi- Systems Produced in Neutron Dissociation at Fermilab Energies

Description: The authors have examined the decay distributions of (p{pi}{sup -}) systems produced in the reaction n + p {yields} (p{pi}{sup -}) + p for neutron momenta between 120 GeV/c and 300 GeV/c. Preliminary analysis of decay moments indicates the presence of large helicity-flip amplitudes even for small (p{pi}{sup -}) mass values, and does not support the hypothesis that the helicity non-flip (p{pi}{sup -}) states are produced peripherally in impact parameter. These results are in approximate agreement with predictions of the Deck mechanism. The experiment was performed at the M-3 neutral beam of Fermilab.
Date: June 1, 1975
Creator: Biel, J.; U., /Rochester; Bleser, E.J.; /Fermilab; Duke, D.; Ferbel, T. et al.
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A Proposal to Continue Measurements of Direct Muon Production in the Forward Direction

Description: The authors recently have measured the direct muon production in the forward direction at small p{perpendicular} and find a large direct muon to pion ratio. At x = 0.3 the ratio is {mu}{sup -}/{pi}{sup -} = 1.83 {+-} 0.43 x 10{sup -4} for negatives and {mu}{sup +}/{pi}{sup +} = 6.4 {+-} 1.3 x 10{sup -5} for positives. The direct production of {mu}{sup +} and {mu}{sup -} are equal although the {pi}{sup +}/{pi}{sup -} ratios is large. They propose to continue these measurements and extend them to higher x. These new measurements would also include the A dependence of the {mu}/{pi} ratio. Based on their experience with this apparatus, they believe it is possible to extend these measurements of single lepton production to production by incident pions and kaons.
Date: October 20, 1975
Creator: Buchholz, D.; U., /Northwestern; Frisch, H.J.; Shochet, M.J.; /Chicago U., EFI; Johnson, Rolland P. et al.
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Measurement of the Top Quark Mass in the Lepton+Jets Channel Using the Lepton Transverse Momentum

Description: This letter reports a measurement of the top quark mass, M{sub top}, in data from p{bar p} collisions at {radical}s = 1.96 TeV corresponding to 2.7 fb{sup -1} of integrated luminosity at the Fermilab Tevatron using the CDF II detector. Events with the lepton+jets topology are selected. An unbinned likelihood is constructed based on the dependence of the lepton transverse momentum, P{sub T}, on M{sub top}. A maximum likelihood fit to the data yields a measured mass M{sub top} = 176.9 {+-} 8.0{sub stat} {+-} 2.7{sub syst} GeV/c{sup 2}. In this measurement, the contribution by the jet energy scale uncertainty to the systematic error is negligible. The result provides an important consistency test for other M{sub top} measurements where explicit use of the jet energy is made for deriving the top quark mass.
Date: January 1, 2011
Creator: Aaltonen, T.; Aaltonen, T.; Phys., /Helsinki Inst. of; Alvarez Gonzalez, B.; Phys., /Cantabria Inst. of; Amerio, S. et al.
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First Measurement of the Angular Coefficients of Drell-Yan $e^{+}e^{-}$ pairs in the Z Mass Region from $p\bar{p}$ Collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 1.96 TeV

Description: We report on the first measurement of the angular distributions of final state electrons in p{bar p} {yields} {gamma}*/Z {yields} e{sup +}e{sup -} + X events produced in the Z boson mass region at {radical}s = 1.96 TeV. The data sample collected by the CDF II detector for this result corresponds to 2.1 fb{sup -1} of integrated luminosity. The angular distributions are studied as a function of the transverse momentum of the electron-positron pair and show good agreement with the Lam-Tung relation, consistent with a spin-1 description of the gluon, and demonstrate that at high values of the transverse momentum, Z bosons are produced via quark anti-quark annihilation and quark-gluon Compton processes.
Date: March 1, 2011
Creator: Aaltonen, T.; Aaltonen, T.; Phys., /Helsinki Inst. of; Alvarez Gonzalez, B.; Phys., /Oviedo U. /Cantabria Inst. of; Amerio, S. et al.
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Search for the Rare Radiative Decay: $W\rightarrow\pi\gamma$ in $p\bar{p}$ Collisions at $\sqrt{s} = 1.96$ TeV

Description: We present a search for the rare radiative decay W{sup {+-}} {yields} {pi}{sup {+-}}{gamma} using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 4.3 fb{sup -1} of proton-antiproton collisions at a center of mass energy of 1.96 TeV collected by the CDF experiment at Fermilab. As no statistically significant signal is observed, we set a 95% confidence level upper limit on the relative branching fraction {Gamma}(W{sup {+-}} {yields} {pi}{sup {+-}}{gamma})/{Gamma}(W{sup {+-}} {yields} e{sup {+-}}{nu}) at 6.4 x 10{sup -5}, a factor of 10 improvement over the previous limit.
Date: April 1, 2011
Creator: Aaltonen, T.; Phys., /Helsinki Inst. of; Alvarez Gonzalez, B.; Phys., /Oviedo U. /Cantabria Inst. of; Amerio, S.; /INFN, Padua et al.
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Search for $B_s \to \mu^+\mu^-$ and $B_d \to \mu^+\mu^-$ Decays with CDF II

Description: A search has been performed for B{sub s}{sup 0} {yields} {mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -} and B{sup 0} {yields} {mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -} decays using 7 fb{sup -1} of integrated luminosity collected by the CDF II detector at the Fermilab Tevatron collider. The observed number of B{sup 0} candidates is consistent with background-only expectations and yields an upper limit on the branching fraction of {Beta}(B{sup 0} {yields} {mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -}) < 6.0 x 10{sup -9} at 95% confidence level. We observe an excess of B{sub s}{sup 0} candidates. The probability that the background processes alone could produce such an excess or larger is 0.27%. The probability that the combination of background and the expected standard model rate of B{sub s}{sup 0} {yields} {mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -} could produce such an excess or larger is 1.9%. These data are used to determine {Beta}(B{sub s}{sup 0} {yields} {mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -}) = (1.8{sub -0.9}{sup +1.1}) x 10{sup -8} and provide an upper limit of {Beta}(B{sub s}{sup 0} {yields} {mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -}) < 4.0 x 10{sup -8} at 95% confidence level.
Date: July 1, 2011
Creator: Aaltonen, T.; Phys., /Helsinki Inst. of; Alvarez Gonzalez, B.; Phys., /Oviedo U. /Cantabria Inst. of; Amerio, S.; /INFN, Padua et al.
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Search for High Mass Resonances Decaying to Muon Pairs in $\sqrt{s}=1.96$ TeV $p\bar{p}$ Collisions

Description: We present a search for a new narrow, spin-1, high mass resonance decaying to {mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -} + X, using a matrix element based likelihood and a simultaneous measurement of the resonance mass and production rate. In data with 4.6 fb{sup -1} of integrated luminosity collected by the CDF detector in p{bar p} collisions at {radical}s = 1960 GeV, the most likely signal cross section is consistent with zero at 16% confidence level. We therefore do not observe evidence for a high mass resonance, and place limits on models predicting spin-1 resonances, including M > 1071 GeV/c{sup 2} at 95% confidence level for a Z{prime} boson with the same couplings to fermions as the Z boson.
Date: January 1, 2011
Creator: Aaltonen, T.; Phys., /Helsinki Inst. of; Alvarez Gonzalez, B.; Phys., /Cantabria Inst. of; Amerio, S.; /INFN, Padua et al.
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Search for Production of Heavy Particles Decaying to Top Quarks and Invisible Particles in $p\bar{p}$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}=1.96$ TeV

Description: We present a search for a new particle T{prime} decaying to a top-quark via T{prime} {yields} t + X, where X is an invisible particle. In a data sample with 4.8 fb{sup -1} of integrated luminosity collected by the CDF II detector at Fermilab in p{bar p} collisions with {radical}s = 1.96 TeV, we search for pair production of T0 in the lepton+jets channel, p{bar p} {yields} t{bar t} + XX {yields} {ell}{nu}bqq{prime}b + XX. We interpret our results primarily in terms of a model where T{prime} are exotic fourth generation quarks and X are dark matter particles. The data are consistent with standard model expectations, and we set 95% confidence level limits on the generic production of T{prime}{bar T}{prime} {yields} t{bar t} + XX. We apply these limits to the dark matter model and exclude the fourth generation exotic quarks T{prime} at 95% confidence level up to m{sub T{prime}} = 360 GeV/c{sup 2} for m{sub x} {<=} 100 GeV/c{sup 2}.
Date: March 1, 2011
Creator: Aaltonen, T.; Phys., /Helsinki Inst. of; Alvarez Gonzalez, B.; Phys., /Oviedo U. /Cantabria Inst. of; Amerio, S.; /INFN, Padua et al.
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Search for New Dielectron Resonances and Randall-Sundrum Gravitons at the Collider Detector at Fermilab

Description: A search for the new dielectron mass resonances using data recorded by the CDF II detector and corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 5.7 fb{sup -1} is presented. No significant excess over the expected standard model prediction is observed. In this dataset, an event with the highest dielectron mass ever observed (960 GeV/c{sup 2}) was recorded. The results are interpreted in the Randall-Sundrum (RS) model. Combined with the 5.4 fb{sup -1} diphoton analysis, the RS-graviton mass limit for the coupling k/{bar M}{sub Pl} = 0.1 is 1058 GeV/c{sup 2}, making it the strongest limit to date.
Date: March 1, 2011
Creator: Aaltonen, T.; Phys., /Helsinki Inst. of; Alvarez Gonzalez, B.; Phys., /Oviedo U. /Cantabria Inst. of; Amerio, S.; /INFN, Padua et al.
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Measurement of Event Shapes in Proton-Antiproton Collisions at Center-of-Mass Energy 1.96 TeV

Description: A study of event shape observables in proton-antiproton collisions at {radical}s = 1.96 TeV is presented. The data for this analysis were recorded by the CDF II detector at the Tevatron collider. The variables studied are the transverse thrust and thrust minor, both defined in the plane perpendicular to the beam direction. The observables are measured using energies from unclustered calorimeter cells. In addition to studies of the differential distributions, we present the dependence of event shape mean values on the leading jet transverse energy. Data are compared with pythia Tune A and to resummed parton level predictions that were matched to fixed order results at NLO accuracy (NLO+NLL). Predictions from pythia Tune A agree fairly well with the data. However, the underlying event contributes significantly to these observables, making it difficult to make direct comparisons to the NLO+NLL predictions, which do not account for the underlying event. To overcome this difficulty, we introduce a new observable, a weighted difference of the mean values of the thrust and thrust minor, which is less sensitive to the underlying event, allowing for a comparison with NLO+NLL. Both pythia Tune A and the NLO+NLL calculations agree well within the 20% theoretical uncertainty with the data for this observable, indicating that perturbative QCD successfully describes shapes of the hadronic final states.
Date: March 1, 2011
Creator: Aaltonen, T.; Aaltonen, T.; Phys., /Helsinki Inst. of; Alvarez Gonzalez, B.; Phys., /Oviedo U. /Cantabria Inst. of; Amerio, S. et al.
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Observation of $B^0_s \to J/\psi K^{*0}(892)$ and $B^0_s \to J/\psi K^0_S$ Decays

Description: The authors report the first observation of two Cabibbo-suppressed decay modes of the B{sub s}{sup 0} meson. Using a sample of p{bar p} collisions at {radical}s = 1.96 TeV corresponding to 5.9 fb{sup -1} of integrated luminosity collected with the CDF II detector at the Fermilab Tevatron, they search for new B{sub s}{sup 0} decay modes in a sample of events containing J/{psi} {yields} {mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -} decays. They reconstruct a B{sub s}{sup 0} {yields} J/{psi} K*(892){sup 0} signal with K*(892){sup 0} {yields} K{sup +}{pi}{sup -}, observing a yield of 151 {+-} 25 events with a statistical significance of 8.0{sigma}. They also reconstruct a B{sub s}{sup 0} {yields} J/{psi} K{sub S}{sup 0} signal with K{sub S}{sup 0} {yields} {pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -}, observing a yield of 64 {+-} 14 events with a statistical significance of 7.2{sigma}. From these yields, they extract the branching ratios {Beta}(B{sub s}{sup 0} {yields} J/{psi} K*(892){sup 0}) = (8.3 {+-} 3.8) x 10{sup -5} and {Beta}(B{sub s}{sup 0} {yields} J/{psi} K{sup 0}) = (3.5 {+-} 0.8) x 10{sup -5}, where statistical, systematic, and fragmentation-fraction uncertainties are included in the combined uncertainty.
Date: February 1, 2011
Creator: Aaltonen, T.; Phys., /Helsinki Inst. of; Alvarez Gonzalez, B.; Phys., /Cantabria Inst. of; Amerio, S.; /INFN, Padua et al.
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Measurement of the mass difference between $t$ and $\bar{t}$ quarks

Description: We present a direct measurement of the mass difference between t and {bar t} quarks using t{bar t} candidate events in the lepton+jets channel, collected with the CDF II detector at Fermilab's 1.96 TeV Tevatron p{bar p} 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{sup -1}, we measure a mass difference, {Delta}M{sub top} = M{sub t} - M{sub {bar t}} = -3.3 {+-} 1.4 (stat) {+-} 1.0 (syst) GeV/c{sup 2}, approximately two standard deviations away from the CPT hypothesis of zero mass difference. This is the most precise measurement of a mass difference between t and its {bar t} partner to date.
Date: March 1, 2011
Creator: Aaltonen, T.; Phys., /Helsinki Inst. of; Alvarez Gonzalez, B.; Phys., /Oviedo U. /Cantabria Inst. of; Amerio, S.; /INFN, Padua et al.
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