Journal Article Measurement of the single top quark production cross section and |Vtb| in 1.96 TeV pp¯ collisions with missing transverse energy and jets and final CDF combination

CDF Collaboration  ,  Hara, K.  ,  Kim, S. H.  ,  Sato, K.  ,  Takeuchi, Y.  ,  Ukegawa, F.

93 ( 3 )  , p.032011 , 2016-02 , American Physical Society
ISSN:2470-0010
NCID:AA00773624
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An updated measurement of the single top quark production cross section is presented using the full data set collected by the Collider Detector at Fermilab (CDF), corresponding to 9.5  fb−1 of integrated luminosity from proton-antiproton collisions at 1.96 TeV center-of-mass energy. The events selected contain an imbalance in the total transverse momentum, jets identified as containing b quarks, and no identified leptons. The sum of the s- and t-channel single top quark cross sections is measured to be 3.53+1.25−1.16  pb and a lower limit on the magnitude of the top-to-bottom quark coupling, |Vtb| of 0.63, is obtained at the 95% credibility level. These measurements are combined with previously reported CDF results obtained from events with an imbalance in total transverse momentum, jets identified as originating from b quarks, and one identified lepton. The combined cross section is measured to be 3.02+0.49−0.48  pb and a lower limit on |Vtb| of 0.84 is obtained at the 95% credibility level.
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