Abazov, V. M. and Bertram, Iain and Borissov, Guennadi and Fox, Harald and Ratoff, Peter and Sopczak, Andre (2007) Measurement of the top quark mass in the lepton + jets channel using the ideogram method. Physical Review D, 75. 092001. ISSN 1550-7998Full text not available from this repository.
A measurement of the top quark mass using events with one charged lepton, missing transverse energy, and jets in the final state, collected by the D0 detector from p[overline p] collisions at sqrt(s)=1.96 TeV at the Fermilab Tevatron collider, is presented. A constrained fit is used to fully reconstruct the kinematics of the events. For every event a top quark mass likelihood is calculated taking into account all possible jet assignments and the probability that an event is signal or background. Lifetime-based identification of b jets is employed to enhance the separation between t[overline t] signal and background from other physics processes and to improve the assignment of the observed jets to the quarks in the t[overline t] hypothesis. We extract a multiplicative jet energy scale (JES) factor in situ, greatly reducing the systematic effect related to the jet energy measurement. In a data sample with an integrated luminosity of 425 pb-1, we observe 230 candidate events, with an estimated background of 123 events, and measure mt=173.7±4.4(stat+JES)-2.0+2.1(syst) GeV. This result represents the first application of the ideogram technique to the measurement of the top quark mass in lepton+jets events.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Physical Review D|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics|
|Deposited By:||Dr Iain Bertram|
|Deposited On:||12 Aug 2008 15:08|
|Last Modified:||19 Jan 2016 01:02|
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