Publication
Title
Search for single top quark production in collisions at =1.96 TeV in the missing transverse energy plus jets topology
Author
Institution/Organisation
CDF Collaboration
Abstract
We report a search for single top quark production with the CDF II detector using 2.1  fb-1 of integrated luminosity of pp̅ collisions at √s=1.96  TeV. The data selected consist of events characterized by large energy imbalance in the transverse plane and hadronic jets, and no identified electrons and muons, so the sample is enriched in W→τν decays. In order to suppress backgrounds, additional kinematic and topological requirements are imposed through a neural network, and at least one of the jets must be identified as a b quark jet. We measure an excess of signal-like events in agreement with the standard model prediction, but inconsistent with a model without single top quark production by 2.1 standard deviations (σ), with a median expected sensitivity of 1.4σ. Assuming a top quark mass of 175  GeV/c2 and ascribing the excess to single top quark production, the cross section is measured to be 4.9-2.2+2.5(stat+syst)  pb, consistent with measurements performed in independent data sets and with the standard model prediction.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Physical review : D : particles and fields. - Lancaster, Pa, 1970 - 2003
PHYSICAL REVIEW D
Publication
Lancaster, Pa : 2010
ISSN
0556-2821
Volume/pages
81:7(2010), p. 072003,1-072003,24
Article Reference
072003
ISI
000277201900007
Medium
E-only publicatie
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 23.08.2010
Last edited 21.06.2017
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