Publication
Title
Measurement of the top quark mass using the invariant mass of lepton pairs in soft muon **b**-tagged events
Author
Institution/Organisation
CDF Collaboration
Abstract
We present the first measurement of the mass of the top quark in a sample of tt̅ →ℓν̅ bb̅ qq̅ events (where ℓ=e,μ) selected by identifying jets containing a muon candidate from the semileptonic decay of heavy-flavor hadrons (soft muon b tagging). The pp̅ collision data used correspond to an integrated luminosity of 2  fb-1 and were collected by the CDF II detector at the Fermilab Tevatron Collider. The measurement is based on a novel technique exploiting the invariant mass of a subset of the decay particles, specifically the lepton from the W boson of the t→Wb decay and the muon from a semileptonic b decay. We fit template histograms, derived from simulation of tt̅ events and a modeling of the background, to the mass distribution observed in the data and measure a top quark mass of 180.5±12.0(stat)±3.6(syst)  GeV/c2, consistent with the current world average value.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Physical review : D : particles and fields. - Lancaster, Pa, 1970 - 2003
Publication
Lancaster, Pa : 2009
ISSN
0556-2821
Volume/pages
80:5(2009), p. 051104,1-051104,9
ISI
000270384900004
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UAntwerpen
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