Measurement of the electric charge of the top quark in tt¯ events

Abazov, V. M. and Abbott, B. and Acharya, B. S. and Adams, M. and Adams, T. and Agnew, J. P. and Alexeev, G. D. and Alkhazov, G. and Alton, A. and Askew, A. and Atkins, S. and Augsten, K. and Avila, C. and Badaud, F. and Bagby, L. and Baldin, B. and Bandurin, D. V. and Banerjee, S. and Barberis, E. and Baringer, P. and Bartlett, J. F. and Bassler, U. and Bazterra, V. and Bean, A. and Begalli, M. and Bellantoni, L. and Beri, S. B. and Bernardi, G. and Bernhard, R. and Bertram, I. and Besanifmmode çelse çon, M. and Beuselinck, R. and Bhat, P. C. and Bhatia, S. and Bhatnagar, V. and Blazey, G. and Blessing, S. and Bloom, K. and Boehnlein, A. and Boline, D. and Boos, E. E. and Borissov, G. and Borysova, M. and Brandt, A. and Brandt, O. and Fox, H. and Price, D. and Ratoff, P. N. and Ross, A. and Williams, M. R. J. (2014) Measurement of the electric charge of the top quark in tt¯ events. Physical Review D, 90. ISSN 1550-7998

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We present a measurement of the electric charge of top quarks using tt¯ events produced in pp¯ collisions at the Tevatron. The analysis is based on fully reconstructed tt¯ pairs in lepton+jets final states. Using data corresponding to 5.3  fb−1 of integrated luminosity, we exclude the hypothesis that the top quark has a charge of Q=−4/3e at a significance greater than 5 standard deviations. We also place an upper limit of 0.46 on the fraction of such quarks that can be present in an admixture with the standard model top quarks (Q=+2/3e) at a 95% confidence level.

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Physical Review D
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