Direct measurement of the W boson width

Collaboration, D0 and Bertram, Iain and Borissov, Guennadi and Fox, Harald and Williams, Mark and Ratoff, Peter and Rakitin, Alexander and Love, Peter and Sopczak, Andre (2009) Direct measurement of the W boson width. Physical review letters, 103 (23). ISSN 1079-7114

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Abstract

We present a direct measurement of the width of the W boson using the shape of the transverse mass distribution of W->enu candidates selected in 1 fb-1 of data collected with the D0 detector at the Fermilab Tevatron collider in ppbar collisions at sqrt{s}=1.96 TeV. We use the same methods and data sample that were used for our recently published W boson mass measurement, except for the modeling of the recoil, which is done with a new method based on a recoil library. Our result, 2.028 +- 0.072 GeV, is in agreement with the predictions of the standard model.

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Journal Article
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Physical review letters
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© 2009 The American Physical Society 7 pages, 1 figure, published in Phys. Rev. Lett
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29 Apr 2013 09:02
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