W-boson polarization measurement in the tt- dilepton channel using the CDF II detector

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© 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. We present a measurement of the W-boson polarization in top-quark decays in tt- events with decays to dilepton final states using data corresponding to 5.1 fb-1 of integrated luminosity in pp- collisions collected by the CDF II detector at the Tevatron. Assuming a top-quark mass of 172.5 GeV/c2, a simultaneous measurement of the fractions of longitudinal ( f0) and right-handed ( f+) W-bosons yields the results f0 = 0.70-0.17+0.18 (stat) ± 0.06(syst) and f+ =-0.09 ± 0.09(stat) ± 0.03(syst). Combining this measurement with our previous measurement based on single-lepton final states, we obtain f0 = 0.84 ± 0.09(stat) ± 0.05(syst) and f+ =-0.16 ± 0.05(stat) ± 0.04(syst). The results are consistent with the standard model expectation.

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  • Aaltonen, T; Álvarez González, B; Amerio, S; Amidei, D; Anastassov, A; Annovi, A; Antos, J; Apollinari, G; Appel, JA; Arisawa, T; Artikov, A; Asaadi, J; Ashmanskas, W; Auerbach, B; Aurisano, A; Azfar, F; Badgett, W; Bae, T; Barbaro-Galtieri, A; Barnes, VE; Barnett, BA; Barria, P; Bartos, P; Bauce, M; Bedeschi, F; Behari, S; Bellettini, G; Bellinger, J; Benjamin, D; Beretvas, A; Bhatti, A; Bisello, D; Bizjak, I; Bland, KR; Blumenfeld, B; Bocci, A; Bodek, A; Bortoletto, D; Boudreau, J; Boveia, A; Brigliadori, L; Bromberg, C; Brucken, E; Budagov, J; Budd, HS; Burkett, K; Busetto, G; Bussey, P; Buzatu, A; Calamba, A; Calancha, C; Camarda, S; Campanelli, M; Campbell, M; Canelli, F; Carls, B; Carlsmith, D; Carosi, R; Carrillo, S; Carron, S; Casal, B; Casarsa, M; Castro, A; Catastini, P; Cauz, D; Cavaliere, V; Cavalli-Sforza, M; Cerri, A; Cerrito, L; Chen, YC; Chertok, M; Chiarelli, G; Chlachidze, G; Chlebana, F; Cho, K; Chokheli, D; Chung, WH; Chung, YS; Ciocci, MA; Clark, A; Clarke, C; Compostella, G; Convery, ME; Conway, J; Corbo, M; Cordelli, M; Cox, CA; Cox, DJ; Crescioli, F; Cuevas, J; Culbertson, R; Dagenhart, D; D'Ascenzo, N; Datta, M; De Barbaro, P; Dell'Orso, M; Demortier, L; Deninno, M; Devoto, F; D'Errico, M

Published Date

  • May 13, 2013

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Volume / Issue

  • 722 / 1-3

Start / End Page

  • 48 - 54

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0370-2693

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.physletb.2013.03.032

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  • Scopus