Measurement of spin correlation between top and antitop quarks produced in p(p)over-bar collisions at root s=1.96 TeV

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Title:
Measurement of spin correlation between top and antitop quarks produced in p(p)over-bar collisions at root s=1.96 TeV
Author:
Hensel, C.; Johns, K.; Lei, X.; Nayyar, R.; Varnes, E. W.
Affiliation:
Univ Arizona
Issue Date:
2016-06
Publisher:
ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
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Journal:
Physics Letters B
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© 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). Funded by SCOAP3.
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Abstract:
We present a measurement of the correlation between the spins of t and (t) over bar quarks produced in proton-antiproton collisions at the Tevatron Collider at a center-of-mass energy of 1.96 TeV. We apply a matrix element technique to dilepton and single-lepton+jets final states in data accumulated with the DO detector that correspond to an integrated luminosity of 9.7 fb(-1). The measured value of the correlation coefficient in the off-diagonal basis, O-off = 0.89 +/- 0.22 (stat + syst), is in agreement with the standard model prediction, and represents evidence for a top-antitop quark spin correlation difference from zero at a level of 4.2 standard deviations. (C) 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). Funded by SCOAP(3).
ISSN:
03702693
DOI:
10.1016/j.physletb.2016.03.053
Version:
Final published version
Sponsors:
Department of Energy (United States of America); National Science Foundation (United States of America); Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (France); National Center for Scientific Research/ National Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics (France); Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation (Russia); National Research Center "Kurchatov Institute" of the Russian Federation (Russia); Russian Foundation for Basic Research (Russia); National Council for the Development of Science and Technology (Brazil); Carlos Chagas Filho Foundation for the Support of Research in the State of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Department of Atomic Energy (India); Department of Science and Technology (India); Administrative Department of Science, Technology and Innovation(Colombia); National Council of Science and Technology (Mexico); National Research Foundation of Korea (Korea); Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (The Netherlands); Science and Technology Facilities Council (United Kingdom); The Royal Society (United Kingdom); Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (Czech Republic); Bundesministerium fur Bildung and Forschung (Federal Ministry of Education and Research) (Germany); Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation) (Germany); Science Foundation Ireland (Ireland); Swedish Research Council (Sweden); China Academy of Sciences (China); National Natural Science Foundation of China (China); Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine (Ukraine)
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dc.contributor.authorHensel, C.en
dc.contributor.authorJohns, K.en
dc.contributor.authorLei, X.en
dc.contributor.authorNayyar, R.en
dc.contributor.authorVarnes, E. W.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-15T00:30:51Z-
dc.date.available2016-07-15T00:30:51Z-
dc.date.issued2016-06-
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dc.identifier.issn03702693-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.physletb.2016.03.053-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/616988-
dc.description.abstractWe present a measurement of the correlation between the spins of t and (t) over bar quarks produced in proton-antiproton collisions at the Tevatron Collider at a center-of-mass energy of 1.96 TeV. We apply a matrix element technique to dilepton and single-lepton+jets final states in data accumulated with the DO detector that correspond to an integrated luminosity of 9.7 fb(-1). The measured value of the correlation coefficient in the off-diagonal basis, O-off = 0.89 +/- 0.22 (stat + syst), is in agreement with the standard model prediction, and represents evidence for a top-antitop quark spin correlation difference from zero at a level of 4.2 standard deviations. (C) 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). Funded by SCOAP(3).en
dc.description.sponsorshipDepartment of Energy (United States of America); National Science Foundation (United States of America); Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (France); National Center for Scientific Research/ National Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics (France); Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation (Russia); National Research Center "Kurchatov Institute" of the Russian Federation (Russia); Russian Foundation for Basic Research (Russia); National Council for the Development of Science and Technology (Brazil); Carlos Chagas Filho Foundation for the Support of Research in the State of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Department of Atomic Energy (India); Department of Science and Technology (India); Administrative Department of Science, Technology and Innovation(Colombia); National Council of Science and Technology (Mexico); National Research Foundation of Korea (Korea); Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (The Netherlands); Science and Technology Facilities Council (United Kingdom); The Royal Society (United Kingdom); Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (Czech Republic); Bundesministerium fur Bildung and Forschung (Federal Ministry of Education and Research) (Germany); Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation) (Germany); Science Foundation Ireland (Ireland); Swedish Research Council (Sweden); China Academy of Sciences (China); National Natural Science Foundation of China (China); Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine (Ukraine)en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherELSEVIER SCIENCE BVen
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dc.rights© 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). Funded by SCOAP3.en
dc.titleMeasurement of spin correlation between top and antitop quarks produced in p(p)over-bar collisions at root s=1.96 TeVen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniv Arizonaen
dc.identifier.journalPhysics Letters Ben
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