Title Direct measurement of the **W** boson width in $p\overline{p}$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}$=1.96 TeV Author Aaltonen, T. Van Remortel, N. et al. Faculty/Department Faculty of Sciences. Physics Publication type article Publication 2008 New York, N.Y. , 2008 Subject Physics Source (journal) Physical review letters. - New York, N.Y. Volume/pages 100(2008) :7 , p. 071801,1-071801,7 ISSN 0031-9007 ISI 000253336900016 Carrier E Target language English (eng) Full text (Publishers DOI) Affiliation University of Antwerp Abstract A direct measurement of the total decay width of the W boson ΓW is presented using 350  pb-1 of data from pp̅ collisions at √s=1.96   TeV collected with the CDF II detector at the Fermilab Tevatron. The width is determined by normalizing predicted signal and background distributions to 230 185 W candidates decaying to eν and μν in the transverse-mass region 50