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Open Access item Direct Bound on the Total Decay Width of the Top Quark in p(p)over-bar Collisions at root s=1.96 TeV

Authors:CDF Collaboration
Cabrera, Susana
Cuenca Almenar, Cristóbal
Álvarez González, B.
Casal, Bruno
Cuevas, Javier
Gómez, G.
Rodrigo, Teresa
Ruiz, Alberto
Scodellaro, Luca
Vila, Iván
Vilar, Rocío
Aaltonen, T.
Issue Date:30-Jan-2009
Publisher:American Physical Society
Citation:Physical Review Letters 102 (4): 042001(2009)
Abstract:We present the first direct experimental bound on the total decay width of the top quark, Gamma(t), using 955 pb(-1) of the Tevatron's p (p) over bar collisions recorded by the Collider Detector at Fermilab. We identify 253 top-antitop pair candidate events. The distribution of reconstructed top quark mass from these events is fitted to templates representing different values of the top quark width. Using a confidence interval based on likelihood-ratio ordering, we extract an upper limit at 95% C.L. of Gamma(t) < 13.1 GeV for an assumed top quark mass of 175 GeV/c(2).
Publisher version (URL):http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1103/PhysRevLett.102.042001
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10261/22113
ISSN:0031-9007
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