Publication
Title
First measurement of **W** boson production in association with a single charm quark in collisions at =1.96 TeV
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CDF Collaboration
Abstract
We present the first measurement of the production cross section of a W boson with a single charm quark (c) in pp̅ collisions at √s=1.96   TeV, using soft muon tagging of c jets. In a data sample of ∼1.8  fb-1, recorded with the Collider Detector at Fermilab II detector at the Fermilab Tevatron, we select events with W+1 or 2 jets. We use the charge correlation between the W and the muon from the semileptonic decay of a charm hadron to extract the Wc signal. We measure σWc(pTc>20   GeV/c,|ηc|<1.5)×BR(W→ℓν)=9.8±3.2   pb, in agreement with theoretical expectations.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Physical review letters. - New York, N.Y.
Publication
New York, N.Y. : 2008
ISSN
0031-9007
Volume/pages
100:9(2008), p. 109803,1-109803,7
ISI
000253764500020
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UAntwerpen
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