Measurement of the tt production cross section in pp collisions at sqrt[s]=1.96 TeV using dilepton events.

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We report a measurement of the tt production cross section using dilepton events with jets and missing transverse energy in pp collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 1.96 TeV. Using a 197+/-12 pb(-1) data sample recorded by the upgraded Collider Detector at Fermilab, we use two complementary techniques to select candidate events. We compare the number of observed events and selected kinematical distributions with the predictions of the standard model and find good agreement. The combined result of the two techniques yields a tt production cross section of 7.0(+2.4)(-2.1)(stat)+1.6-1.1(syst)+/-0.4(lum) pb.

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Published Date

  • October 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 93 / 14

Start / End Page

  • 142001 -

PubMed ID

  • 15524782

Pubmed Central ID

  • 15524782

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1079-7114

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-9007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/physrevlett.93.142001

Language

  • eng