Observation of top quark production in p̄p collisions with the collider detector at fermilab

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We establish the existence of the top quark using a 67 pb-1 data sample of p̄p collisions at s=1.8 TeV collected with the Collider Detector at Fermilab (CDF). Employing techniques similar to those we previously published, we observe a signal consistent with tt̄ decay to WWbb̄, but inconsistent with the background prediction by 4.8σ. Additional evidence for the top quark is provided by a peak in the reconstructed mass distribution. We measure the top quark mass to be 176±8(stat)±10(syst) GeV/c2, and the tt̄ production cross section to be 6.8-2.4+3.6 pb. © 1995 The American Physical Society.

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  • Abe, F; Akimoto, H; Akopian, A; Albrow, MG; Amendolia, SR; Amidei, D; Antos, J; Anway-Wiese, C; Aota, S; Apollinari, G; Asakawa, T; Ashmanskas, W; Atac, M; Auchincloss, P; Azfar, F; Azzi-Bacchetta, P; Bacchetta, N; Badgett, W; Bagdasarov, S; Bailey, MW; Bao, J; De Barbaro, P; Barbaro-Galtieri, A; Barnes, VE; Barnett, BA; Bartalini, P; Bauer, G; Baumann, T; Bedeschi, F; Behrends, S; Belforte, S; Bellettini, G; Bellinger, J; Benjamin, D; Benlloch, J; Bensinger, J; Benton, D; Beretvas, A; Berge, JP; Bertolucci, S; Bhatti, A; Biery, K; Binkley, M; Bisello, D; Blair, RE; Blocker, C; Bodek, A; Bokhari, W; Bolognesi, V; Bortoletto, D; Boudreau, J; Brandenburg, G; Breccia, L; Bromberg, C; Buckley-Geer, E; Budd, HS; Burkett, K; Busetto, G; Byon-Wagner, A; Byrum, KL; Cammerata, J; Campagnari, C; Campbell, M; Caner, A; Carithers, W; Carlsmith, D; Castro, A; Cauz, G; Cen, Y; Cervelli, F; Chao, HY; Chapman, J; Cheng, MT; Chiarelli, G; Chikamatsu, T; Chiou, CN; Christofek, L; Cihangir, S; Clark, AG; Cobal, M; Contreras, M; Conway, J; Cooper, J; Cordelli, M; Couyoumtzelis, C; Crane, D; Cronin-Hennessy, D; Culbertson, R; Cunningham, JD; Daniels, T; Dejongh, F; Delchamps, S; Dell'Agnello, S; Dell'Orso, M; Demortier, L; Denby, B; Deninno, M; Derwent, PF; Devlin, T; Dickson, M

Published Date

  • January 1, 1995

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Volume / Issue

  • 74 / 14

Start / End Page

  • 2626 - 2631

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-9007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevLett.74.2626

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