A Measurement of the Top-antitop Production Cross Section in the Dimuon Final State with the D0 Detector for Proton-antiproton Collisions at s**(1/2) = 1.96 TeV

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Title:
A Measurement of the Top-antitop Production Cross Section in the Dimuon Final State with the D0 Detector for Proton-antiproton Collisions at s**(1/2) = 1.96 TeV
Author:
Burke, Susan E.
Issue Date:
2007
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
A measurement of the top pair production cross section in the dimuon final state for proton-antiproton collisions at s**(1/2) = 1.96 TeV is presented. Approximately 420 pb^{-1} of data collected with the Run II D0 detector are used for this measurement. Two data events are observed with a total expected signal plus background yield of 3.6 events. Assuming a top mass of 175 GeV, the measured cross section is: 3.13 {+4.17} {-2.60} (stat) {+0.92} {-0.86} (sys) +/- 0.19 (lumi) pb, which is consistent with a NNLO prediction of 6.77 +/- 0.42 pb.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Degree Name:
PhD
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Physics; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Johns, Kenneth
Committee Chair:
Johns, Kenneth

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dc.titleA Measurement of the Top-antitop Production Cross Section in the Dimuon Final State with the D0 Detector for Proton-antiproton Collisions at s**(1/2) = 1.96 TeVen_US
dc.creatorBurke, Susan E.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBurke, Susan E.en_US
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractA measurement of the top pair production cross section in the dimuon final state for proton-antiproton collisions at s**(1/2) = 1.96 TeV is presented. Approximately 420 pb^{-1} of data collected with the Run II D0 detector are used for this measurement. Two data events are observed with a total expected signal plus background yield of 3.6 events. Assuming a top mass of 175 GeV, the measured cross section is: 3.13 {+4.17} {-2.60} (stat) {+0.92} {-0.86} (sys) +/- 0.19 (lumi) pb, which is consistent with a NNLO prediction of 6.77 +/- 0.42 pb.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
thesis.degree.namePhDen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePhysicsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorJohns, Kennethen_US
dc.contributor.chairJohns, Kennethen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFang, Li-Zhien_US
dc.contributor.committeememberNovodvorsky, Ingriden_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSarcevic, Inaen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberVarnes, Erichen_US
dc.identifier.proquest2146en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659747146en_US
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