Study of the heavy flavor content of jets produced in association with [Formula Presented] bosons in [Formula Presented] collisions at [Formula Presented]

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We present a detailed examination of the heavy flavor content of the (Formula presented) data sample collected with the Collider Detector at Fermilab during the 1992–1995 collider run at the Fermilab Tevatron. Jets containing heavy flavor quarks are selected via the identification of secondary vertices or semileptonic decays of b and c quarks. There is generally good agreement between the rates of secondary vertices and soft leptons in the data and in the standard model simulation including single and pair production of top quarks. An exception is the number of events in which a single jet has both a soft lepton and a secondary vertex tag. In (Formula presented) jet data, we find 13 such events where we expected (Formula presented) events. The kinematic properties of this small sample of events are statistically difficult to reconcile with the simulation of standard model processes. © 2002 The American Physical Society.

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  • Acosta, D; Affolder, T; Akimoto, H; Akopian, A; Amaral, P; Ambrose, D; Amidei, D; Anikeev, K; Antos, J; Apollinari, G; Arisawa, T; Artikov, A; Asakawa, T; Ashmanskas, W; Azfar, F; Azzi-Bacchetta, P; Bacchetta, N; Bachacou, H; Bailey, S; de Barbaro, P; Barbaro-Galtieri, A; Barnes, VE; Barnett, BA; Baroiant, S; Barone, M; Bauer, G; Bedeschi, F; Belforte, S; Bell, WH; Bellettini, G; Bellinger, J; Benjamin, D; Bensinger, J; Beretvas, A; Berge, JP; Berryhill, J; Bhatti, A; Binkley, M; Bisello, D; Bishai, M; Blair, RE; Blocker, C; Bloom, K; Blumenfeld, B; Blusk, SR; Bocci, A; Bodek, A; Bolla, G; Bonushkin, Y; Bortoletto, D; Boudreau, J; Brandl, A; van den Brink, S; Bromberg, C; Brozovic, M; Brubaker, E; Bruner, N; Buckley-Geer, E; Budagov, J; Budd, HS; Burkett, K; Busetto, G; Byon-Wagner, A; Byrum, KL; Cabrera, S; Calafiura, P; Campbell, M; Carithers, W; Carlson, J; Carlsmith, D; Caskey, W; Castro, A; Cauz, D; Cerri, A; Chapman, J; Chen, C; Chen, YC; Chertok, M; Chiarelli, G; Chirikov-Zorin, I; Chlachidze, G; Chlebana, F; Christofek, L; Chung, YS; Clark, AG; Colijn, AP; Connolly, A; Cordelli, M; Cranshaw, J; Cropp, R; Dagenhart, D; D’Auria, S; DeJongh, F; Dell’Agnello, S; Dell’Orso, M; Demers, S; Demortier, L; Deninno, M; Derwent, PF; Dittmann, JR

Published Date

  • January 1, 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 65 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 26 -

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1550-2368

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1550-7998

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevD.65.052007

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  • Scopus