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CP Violation at BaBar

Description: Several new and updated BABAR measurements of sin 2{beta} are presented, together with the latest constraints on the Unitarity Triangle angles {alpha} and {gamma}. The higher statistics now available allow more sophisticated analysis techniques, such as time-dependent Dalitz plot fitting. Combined world-average results place tight constraints on the Unitarity Triangle. There is good agreement among the measurements and with the unitarity of the CKM matrix. This represents an impressive verification of the Standard Model description of the quark-flavor sector and of CP violation.
Date: January 8, 2008
Creator: Hawkes, Chris & U., /Birmingham
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

QCD and Top-Quark Results from the Tevatron

Description: Selected recent QCD and top-quark results from the Tevatron are reviewed, aiming to illustrate progression from basic studies of QCD processes to verification of perturbative calculations and Monte Carlo simulation tools, and to their applications in more novel and complex cases, like top-quark studies and searches for new physics.
Date: October 1, 2006
Creator: Zielinski, Marek & U., /Rochester
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First Measurement of nu(mu) and nu(e) Events in an Off-Axis Horn-Focused Neutrino Beam

Description: We report the first observation of off-axis neutrino interactions in the MiniBooNE detector from the NuMI beamline at Fermilab. The MiniBooNE detector is located 745 m from the NuMI production target, at 110 mrad angle 6.3 degrees with respect to the NuMI beam axis. Samples of charged current quasi-elastic {nu}{sub {mu}} and {nu}{sub e} interactions are analyzed and found to be in agreement with expectation. This provides a direct verification of the expected pion and kaon contributions to the neutrino flux and validates the modeling of the NuMI off-axis beam.
Date: September 1, 2008
Creator: Adamson, P.; /Fermilab; Aguilar-Arevalo, A.A.; U., /Columbia; Anderson, C.E.; U., /Yale et al.
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Design Review of the D0 Central Calorimeter Module Assembly Calculations Appendix to Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Description: This paper has the following chapters: (1) CC-MOD-01 - Review and Verification of the Finite Element Analyses; (2) CC-MOD-02 - Main Support Beam and Strap; (3) CC-MOD-03 - Connection Pin Loads; (4) CC-MOD-04 - Endplate Bracket Pin Hole Stresses; (5) CC-MOD-05 - Endplate Bracket Bending Stresses; (6) CC-MOD-06 - Module Endplate Pin Hole Stresses; (7) CC-MOD-07 - CH Module Bending and Buckling Analysis; and (8) CC-MOD-08 - Bearing Loads on Transition Pieces and G-10.
Date: November 1, 1987
Creator: Rosenfeld, M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Jet Energy Scale Studies and the Search for the Standard Model Higgs Boson in the Channel ZH -> nu anti-nu b anti-b at D�

Description: The D0 experiment is based at the Tevatron, which is currently the world's highest-energy accelerator. The detector comprises three major subsystems: the tracking system, the calorimeter and the muon detector. Jets, seen in the calorimeter, are the most common product of the proton-proton interactions at 2TeV. This thesis is divided into two parts. The first part focuses on jets and describes the derivation of a jet energy scale using p{bar p} {yields} (Z + jets) events as a cross-check of the official D0 jet energy scale (Versions 4.2 and 5.1) which is derived using p{bar p} {yields} {gamma} + jets events. Closure tests were also carried out on the jet energy calibration as a further verification. Jets from b-quarks are commonly produced at D0, readily identified and are a useful physics tool. These require a special correction in the case where the b-jet decays via a muon and a neutrino. Thus a semileptonic correction was also derived as an addition to the standard energy correction for jets. The search for the Higgs boson is one of the largest physics programs at D0. The second part of this thesis describes a search for the Standard Model Higgs boson in the ZH {yields} {nu}{bar {nu}}b{bar b} channel in 52fb{sup -1} of data. The analysis is based on a sequence of event selection criteria optimized on Monte Carlo event samples that simulate four light Higgs boson masses between 105 GeV and 135 GeV and the main backgrounds. For the first time, the data for the analysis are selected using new acoplanarity triggers and the b-quark jets are selected using the D0 neural net b-jet tagging tool. A limit is set for {sigma}(p{bar p} {yields} ZH) x Br(H {yields} b{bar b}).
Date: November 1, 2006
Creator: Lobo, Lydia Mary Isis & /Imperial Coll., London
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Study of B→c$\bar{c}$γK in the BaBar Experiment

Description: The BABAR Collaboration is a high energy physics experiment located at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. The primary goal of the experiment is to study charge and parity violation in the B-meson sector, however the copious production of B mesons decaying to other final states allows for a wide-ranging physics program. In particular, one can access the charmonium system via colour-suppressed b → c decays of the type B → c$\bar{c}$K. This thesis presents a study of B →c$\bar{c}$γK decays where c$\bar{c}$ includes J/Ψ and Ψ(2S), and K includes K<sup>±</sup>, K<sub>S</sub><sup>0</sup> and K*(892). The particular emphasis is on a search for the radiative decays X(3872) → J/Ψγ and X(3872) → Ψ(2S)γ. The X(3872) state is a recently-discovered resonance of undetermined quark composition, speculatively a conventional charmonium state or exotic four-quark di-meson molecule. This research is also sensitive to the well-known radiative charmonium decays B → χ<sub>c1,2</sub>K, which are used as verification for the analysis technique. This dissertation sets the best B → χ<sub>c1</sub>K branching fraction measurements to date, and sees the first evidence for factorization-suppressed B<sup>0</sup> → χ<sub>c2</sub>}K*<sup>0</sup> decay at a level of 3.6σ. It also provides evidence for X(3872) → J/Ψγ and X(3872) → Ψ(2S)γ with 3.6σ and 3.3σ significance, respectively. The product of branching fractions β(B<sup>±</sup> → X(3872)K<sup>±</sup>) • β(X(3872) → J/Ψγ) = (2.8 ± 0.8(stat.) ± 0.2(syst.)) x 10{sup -6} and β(B{<sup>±</sup> → X(3872)K<sup>±</sup>) → β(X(3872) → Ψ(2S)γ) = (9.5 ± 2.7(stat.) ± 0.9(syst.)) x 10<sup>-</sup>6 are measured. These results improve upon previous X(3872) → J/Ψγ measurements, and represent the first evidence for X(3872) → Ψ(2S)γ.
Date: April 1, 2009
Creator: Fulsom, Brian Gregory
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

B-jet and c-jet identification with Neural Networks as well as combination of multivariate analyses for the search for of multivariate analyses for the search for single top-quark production

Description: In the first part of this diploma thesis, the current version of the KIT Flavor Separator, a neural network which is able to distinguish between tagged b-quark jets and tagged c/light-quark jets, is presented. In comparison with previous versions four new input variables are utilized and new Monte Carlo samples with a larger number of simulated events are used for the training of the neural network. It is illustrated that the output of the neural network is continuously distributed between 1 and -1, whereas b-quark jets accumulate at 1, however, c-quark jets and light-quark jets have outputs next to -1. To ensure that the network output describes observed events correctly, the shapes of all input variables are compared in simulation and data. Thus the mismodelling of any input variable is excluded. Moreover, the b jet and light jet output distributions are compared with the output of samples of observed events, which are enhanced in the particular flavor. In contrast to previous versions, no b-jet output correction function has to be calculated, because the agreement between simulation and collision data is excellent for b-quark jets. For the light-jet output, correction functions are developed. Different applications of the KIT Flavor Separator are mentioned. For example it provides a precious input to all three CDF single top quark analyses. Furthermore, it is shown that the KIT Flavor Separator is a universal tool, which can be used in every high-p{sub T} analysis that requires the identification of b-quark jets with high efficiency. As it is pointed out, a further application is the estimation of the flavor composition of a given sample of observed events. In addition a neural network, which is able to separate c-quark jets from light-quark jets, is trained. It is shown, that all three flavors can be separated in the c-net-Flavor ...
Date: June 1, 2008
Creator: Renz, Manuel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department