Measurement of the top quark mass and pp̅ →tt̅ cross section in the all-hadronic mode with the CDF II detector

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Aaltonen , T , Mehtälä , P , Orava , R , Saarikko , H , Österberg , K & CDF Collaboration 2010 , ' Measurement of the top quark mass and pp̅ →tt̅ cross section in the all-hadronic mode with the CDF II detector ' , Physical Review D : Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology , vol. 81 , no. 5 , pp. 052011 . https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.81.052011

Title: Measurement of the top quark mass and pp̅ →tt̅ cross section in the all-hadronic mode with the CDF II detector
Alternative title: Measurement of the Top Quark Mass and ppbar -> ttbar Cross Section in the All-Hadronic Mode with the CDFII Detector
Author: Aaltonen, Timo; Mehtälä, Petteri; Orava, Risto; Saarikko, Heimo; Österberg, Kenneth; CDF Collaboration
Contributor organization: Department of Physics
Helsinki Institute of Physics
Date: 2010-03-30
Language: eng
Number of pages: 20
Belongs to series: Physical Review D : Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
ISSN: 1550-7998
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.81.052011
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/24085
Abstract: We present a measurement of the top quark mass and of the top-antitop pair production cross section using p-pbar data collected with the CDFII detector at the Tevatron Collider at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 2.9 fb-1. We select events with six or more jets satisfying a number of kinematical requirements imposed by means of a neural network algorithm. At least one of these jets must originate from a b quark, as identified by the reconstruction of a secondary vertex inside the jet. The mass measurement is based on a likelihood fit incorporating reconstructed mass distributions representative of signal and background, where the absolute jet energy scale (JES) is measured simultaneously with the top quark mass. The measurement yields a value of 174.8 +- 2.4(stat+JES) ^{+1.2}_{-1.0}(syst) GeV/c^2, where the uncertainty from the absolute jet energy scale is evaluated together with the statistical uncertainty. The procedure measures also the amount of signal from which we derive a cross section, sigma_{ttbar} = 7.2 +- 0.5(stat) +- 1.0 (syst) +- 0.4 (lum) pb, for the measured values of top quark mass and JES.We present a measurement of the top quark mass and of the top-antitop (tt̅ ) pair production cross section using pp̅ data collected with the CDF II detector at the Tevatron Collider at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 2.9  fb-1. We select events with six or more jets satisfying a number of kinematical requirements imposed by means of a neural-network algorithm. At least one of these jets must originate from a b quark, as identified by the reconstruction of a secondary vertex inside the jet. The mass measurement is based on a likelihood fit incorporating reconstructed mass distributions representative of signal and background, where the absolute jet energy scale (JES) is measured simultaneously with the top quark mass. The measurement yields a value of 174.8±2.4(stat+JES)-1.0+1.2(syst)  GeV/c2, where the uncertainty from the absolute jet energy scale is evaluated together with the statistical uncertainty. The procedure also measures the amount of signal from which we derive a cross section, σtt̅ =7.2±0.5(stat)±1.0(syst)±0.4(lum)  pb, for the measured values of top quark mass and JES.
Description: Submitted to Phys. Rev. D
Subject: 114 Physical sciences
Peer reviewed: Yes
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