First simultaneous measurement of the top quark mass in the lepton+jets and dilepton channels at CDF

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Aaltonen , T , Mehtälä , P , Orava , R , Mäki , T , Saarikko , H , Österberg , K & CDF Collaboration 2009 , ' First simultaneous measurement of the top quark mass in the lepton+jets and dilepton channels at CDF ' , Physical Review D : Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology , vol. 79 , no. 9 , pp. 092005 . https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.79.092005

Title: First simultaneous measurement of the top quark mass in the lepton+jets and dilepton channels at CDF
Alternative title: The first measurement of the top quark mass at CDF II in the lepton+jets and dilepton channels simultaneously
Author: Aaltonen, T.; Mehtälä, Petteri; Orava, Risto; Mäki, Tuula; Saarikko, Heimo; Österberg, Kenneth; CDF Collaboration
Contributor organization: Helsinki Institute of Physics
Department of Physics
Date: 2009
Language: eng
Number of pages: 23
Belongs to series: Physical Review D : Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
ISSN: 1550-7998
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.79.092005
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/24410
Abstract: We present a measurement of the mass of the top quark using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1.9fb^-1 of ppbar collisions collected at sqrt{s}=1.96 TeV with the CDF II detector at Fermilab's Tevatron. This is the first measurement of the top quark mass using top-antitop pair candidate events in the lepton + jets and dilepton decay channels simultaneously. We reconstruct two observables in each channel and use a non-parametric kernel density estimation technique to derive two-dimensional probability density functions from simulated signal and background samples. The observables are the top quark mass and the invariant mass of two jets from the W decay in the lepton + jets channel, and the top quark mass and the scalar sum of transverse energy of the event in the dilepton channel. We perform a simultaneous fit for the top quark mass and the jet energy scale, which is constrained in situ by the hadronic W boson mass. Using 332 lepton + jets candidate events and 144 dilepton candidate events, we measure the top quark mass to be mtop=171.9 +/- 1.7 (stat. + JES) +/- 1.1 (syst.) GeV/c^2 = 171.9 +/- 2.0 GeV/c^2.We present a measurement of the mass of the top quark using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1.9  fb-1 of pp̅ collisions collected at √s=1.96  TeV with the CDF II detector at Fermilab’s Tevatron. This is the first measurement of the top quark mass using top-antitop pair candidate events in the lepton+jets and dilepton decay channels simultaneously. We reconstruct two observables in each channel and use a nonparametric kernel density estimation technique to derive two-dimensional probability density functions from simulated signal and background samples. The observables are the top quark mass and the invariant mass of two jets from the W decay in the lepton+jets channel, and the top quark mass and the scalar sum of transverse energy of the event in the dilepton channel. We perform a simultaneous fit for the top quark mass and the jet energy scale, which is constrained in situ by the hadronic W boson mass. Using 332 lepton+jets candidate events and 144 dilepton candidate events, we measure the top quark mass to be Mtop=171.9±1.7(stat+JES)±1.1(other syst)  GeV/c2=171.9±2.0  GeV/c2.
Description: submitted to Phys. Rev. D
Subject: hep-ex
114 Physical sciences
Peer reviewed: Yes
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