Measurement of the W boson mass

Published

Journal Article

We present a measurement of the W boson mass using data collected by the D0 experiment at the Fermilab Tevatron during 1994–1995. We identify W bosons by their decays to [Formula Presented] final states. We extract the W mass [Formula Presented] by fitting the transverse mass and transverse electron momentum spectra from a sample of 28 323 [Formula Presented] decay candidates. We use a sample of 3563 dielectron events, mostly due to [Formula Presented] decays, to constrain our model of the detector response. From the transverse mass fit we measure [Formula Presented] GeV. Combining this with our previously published result from data taken in 1992–1993, we obtain [Formula Presented]. © 1998 The American Physical Society.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Abbott, B; Abolins, M; Acharya, BS; Adam, I; Adams, DL; Adams, M; Ahn, S; Aihara, H; Alves, GA; Amos, N; Anderson, EW; Astur, R; Baarmand, MM; Baden, A; Balamurali, V; Balderston, J; Baldin, B; Banerjee, S; Bantly, J; Barberis, E; Bartlett, JF; Bazizi, K; Belyaev, A; Beri, SB; Bertram, I; Bezzubov, VA; Bhat, PC; Bhatnagar, V; Bhattacharjee, M; Biswas, N; Blazey, G; Blessing, S; Bloom, P; Boehnlein, A; Bojko, NI; Borcherding, F; Boswell, C; Brandt, A; Brock, R; Bross, A; Buchholz, D; Burtovoi, VS; Butler, JM; Carvalho, W; Casey, D; Casilum, Z; Castilla-Valdez, H; Chakraborty, D; Chang, SM; Chekulaev, SV; Chen, LP; Chen, W; Choi, S; Chopra, S; Choudhary, BC; Christenson, JH; Chung, M; Claes, D; Clark, AR; Cobau, WG; Cochran, J; Coney, L; Cooper, WE; Cretsinger, C; Cullen-Vidal, D; Cummings, MAC; Cutts, D; Dahl, OI; Davis, K; De, K; Del Signore, K; Demarteau, M; Denisov, D; Denisov, SP; Diehl, HT; Diesburg, M; Di Loreto, G; Draper, P; Ducros, Y; Dudko, LV; Dugad, SR; Edmunds, D; Ellison, J; Elvira, VD; Engelmann, R; Eno, S; Eppley, G; Ermolov, P; Eroshin, OV; Evdokimov, VN; Fahland, T; Fatyga, MK; Feher, S; Fein, D; Ferbel, T; Finocchiaro, G; Fisk, HE; Fisyak, Y; Flattum, E; Forden, GE

Published Date

  • January 1, 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 58 / 9

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1550-2368

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1550-7998

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevD.58.092003

Citation Source

  • Scopus