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Measurement of Leptonic Asymmetries and Top Quark Polarization in ttbar Production

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Measurement of Leptonic Asymmetries and Top Quark Polarization in ttbar Production. / Collaboration, D0; Bertram, Iain; Borissov, Guennadi; Fox, Harald; Ross, Anthony; Williams, Mark; Ratoff, Peter.

In: Physical Review D, Vol. 87, No. 1, 011103(R), 24.01.2013.

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@article{93d0bad98a9d4401abb654f9b5c0d630,
title = "Measurement of Leptonic Asymmetries and Top Quark Polarization in ttbar Production",
abstract = "We present measurements of lepton (l) angular distributions in ttbar -> W+ b W- b -> l+ nu b l- nubar bbar decays produced in ppbar collisions at a center-of-mass energy of sqrt(s)=1.96TeV, where l is an electron or muon. Using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 5.4fb^-1, collected with the D0 detector at the Fermilab Collider, we find that the angular distributions of l- relative to anti-protons and l+ relative to protons are in agreement with each other. Combining the two distributions and correcting for detector acceptance we obtain the forward-backward asymmetry A^l_FB = (5.8 +- 5.1(stat) +- 1.3(syst))%, compared to the standard model prediction of A^l_FB (predicted) = (4.7 +- 0.1)%. This result is further combined with the measurement based on the analysis of the l+jets final state to obtain A^l_FB = (11.8 +- 3.2)%. Furthermore, we present a first study of the top-quark polarization.",
author = "D0 Collaboration and Iain Bertram and Guennadi Borissov and Harald Fox and Anthony Ross and Mark Williams and Peter Ratoff",
note = "{\textcopyright} 2013 American Physical Society",
year = "2013",
month = jan,
day = "24",
doi = "10.1103/PhysRevD.87.011103",
language = "English",
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journal = "Physical Review D",
issn = "1550-7998",
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T1 - Measurement of Leptonic Asymmetries and Top Quark Polarization in ttbar Production

AU - Collaboration, D0

AU - Bertram, Iain

AU - Borissov, Guennadi

AU - Fox, Harald

AU - Ross, Anthony

AU - Williams, Mark

AU - Ratoff, Peter

N1 - © 2013 American Physical Society

PY - 2013/1/24

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N2 - We present measurements of lepton (l) angular distributions in ttbar -> W+ b W- b -> l+ nu b l- nubar bbar decays produced in ppbar collisions at a center-of-mass energy of sqrt(s)=1.96TeV, where l is an electron or muon. Using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 5.4fb^-1, collected with the D0 detector at the Fermilab Collider, we find that the angular distributions of l- relative to anti-protons and l+ relative to protons are in agreement with each other. Combining the two distributions and correcting for detector acceptance we obtain the forward-backward asymmetry A^l_FB = (5.8 +- 5.1(stat) +- 1.3(syst))%, compared to the standard model prediction of A^l_FB (predicted) = (4.7 +- 0.1)%. This result is further combined with the measurement based on the analysis of the l+jets final state to obtain A^l_FB = (11.8 +- 3.2)%. Furthermore, we present a first study of the top-quark polarization.

AB - We present measurements of lepton (l) angular distributions in ttbar -> W+ b W- b -> l+ nu b l- nubar bbar decays produced in ppbar collisions at a center-of-mass energy of sqrt(s)=1.96TeV, where l is an electron or muon. Using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 5.4fb^-1, collected with the D0 detector at the Fermilab Collider, we find that the angular distributions of l- relative to anti-protons and l+ relative to protons are in agreement with each other. Combining the two distributions and correcting for detector acceptance we obtain the forward-backward asymmetry A^l_FB = (5.8 +- 5.1(stat) +- 1.3(syst))%, compared to the standard model prediction of A^l_FB (predicted) = (4.7 +- 0.1)%. This result is further combined with the measurement based on the analysis of the l+jets final state to obtain A^l_FB = (11.8 +- 3.2)%. Furthermore, we present a first study of the top-quark polarization.

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DO - 10.1103/PhysRevD.87.011103

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VL - 87

JO - Physical Review D

JF - Physical Review D

SN - 1550-7998

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