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Open Access item Measurement of the fraction of t(t)over-bar production via gluon-gluon fusion 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:23-Feb-2009
Publisher:American Physical Society
Citation:Physical Review - Section D - Particles and Fields 79 (3): 031101 (2009)
Abstract:We present a measurement of the ratio of the t (t) over bar production cross section via gluon-gluon fusion to the total t (t) over bar production cross section in p (p) over bar collisions at root s = 1.96 Tev at the Tevatron. Using a data sample with an integrated luminosity of 955 pb(-1) recorded by the CDF II detector at Fermilab, we select events based on the t (t) over bar decay to lepton + jets. Using an artificial neural network technique we discriminate between t (t) over bar events produced via q (q) over bar annihilation and gg fusion, and find G(f) = sigma(gg -> t (t) over bar/sigma(p (p) over bar -> t (t) over bar) < 0.33 at the 68% confidence level. This result is combined with a previous measurement to obtain the most stringent measurement of this quantity by CDF to date, G(f) = 0.07(-0.07)(+0.15).
Publisher version (URL):http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1103/PhysRevD.79.031101
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10261/22130
ISSN:1550-7998
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