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Measurement of the t(t)over-bar cross section in p(p)over-bar collisions at root s=1.96 TeV using dilepton events with a lepton plus track selection

AuthorsCDF Collaboration; Cabrera, Susana CSIC ORCID; Cuenca Almenar, Cristóbal CSIC; Álvarez González, B.; Casal, Bruno CSIC; Cuevas, Javier CSIC ORCID; Gómez, G. CSIC ORCID ; Rodrigo, Teresa CSIC ORCID ; Ruiz Jimeno, Alberto ; Scodellaro, Luca CSIC ORCID ; Vila, Iván CSIC ORCID; Vilar, Rocío CSIC ORCID; Aaltonen, T.
Issue Date12-Jun-2009
PublisherAmerican Physical Society
CitationPhysical Review - Section D - Particles and Fields 79 (11): 112007 (2009)
AbstractThis paper reports a measurement of the cross section for the pair production of top quarks in p (p) over bar collisions at root s = 1.96 TeV at the Fermilab Tevatron. The data were collected from the CDF run II detector in a set of runs with a total integrated luminosity of 1.1 fb(-1). The cross section is measured in the dilepton channel, the subset of t (t) over bar events in which both top quarks decay through t -> Wb -> l nu b, where l = e, mu, or tau. The lepton pair is reconstructed as one identified electron or muon and one isolated track. The use of an isolated track to identify the second lepton increases the t (t) over bar acceptance, particularly for the case in which one W decays as W -> tau nu. The purity of the sample may be further improved at the cost of a reduction in the number of signal events, by requiring an identified b jet. We present the results of measurements performed with and without the request of an identified b jet. The former is the first published CDF result for which a b-jet requirement is added to the dilepton selection. In the CDF data there are 129 pretag lepton + track candidate events, of which 69 are tagged. With the tagging information, the sample is divided into tagged and untagged subsamples, and a combined cross section is calculated by maximizing a likelihood. The result is sigma(t (t) over bar) = 9.6 +/- 1.2(stat)(-0.5)(+0.6)(sys) +/- 0.6(lum) pb, assuming a branching ratio of BR(W -> l nu) = 10.8% and a top mass of m(t) = 175 GeV/c(2).
Publisher version (URL) 10.1103/PhysRevD.79.112007
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