Measurement of the top quark mass at CDF using the “neutrino ϕ weighting” template method on a lepton plus isolated track sample

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Aaltonen , T , Mehtälä , P , Orava , R , Mäki , T , Saarikko , H , Österberg , K & CDF Collaboration 2009 , ' Measurement of the top quark mass at CDF using the “neutrino ϕ weighting” template method on a lepton plus isolated track sample ' , Physical Review D : Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology , vol. 79 , no. 7 , pp. 072005 . https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.79.072005

Title: Measurement of the top quark mass at CDF using the “neutrino ϕ weighting” template method on a lepton plus isolated track sample
Alternative title: Measurement of the top quark mass at CDF using the "neutrino $\phi$ weighting" template method on a lepton plus isolated track sample
Author: Aaltonen, Timo; Mehtälä, Petteri; Orava, Risto; Mäki, Tuula; Saarikko, Heimo; Österberg, Kenneth; CDF Collaboration
Contributor organization: Helsinki Institute of Physics
Particle Physics and Astrophysics
Department of Physics
Date: 2009
Language: eng
Number of pages: 18
Belongs to series: Physical Review D : Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
ISSN: 1550-7998
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.79.072005
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/24414
Abstract: We present a measurement of the top quark mass with t-tbar dilepton events produced in p-pbar collisions at the Fermilab Tevatron $\sqrt{s}$=1.96 TeV and collected by the CDF II detector. A sample of 328 events with a charged electron or muon and an isolated track, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 2.9 fb$^{-1}$, are selected as t-tbar candidates. To account for the unconstrained event kinematics, we scan over the phase space of the azimuthal angles ($\phi_{\nu_1},\phi_{\nu_2}$) of neutrinos and reconstruct the top quark mass for each $\phi_{\nu_1},\phi_{\nu_2}$ pair by minimizing a $\chi^2$ function in the t-tbar dilepton hypothesis. We assign $\chi^2$-dependent weights to the solutions in order to build a preferred mass for each event. Preferred mass distributions (templates) are built from simulated t-tbar and background events, and parameterized in order to provide continuous probability density functions. A likelihood fit to the mass distribution in data as a weighted sum of signal and background probability density functions gives a top quark mass of $165.5^{+{3.4}}_{-{3.3}}$(stat.)$\pm 3.1$(syst.) GeV/$c^2$.We present a measurement of the top quark mass with tt̅ dilepton events produced in pp̅ collisions at the Fermilab Tevatron (√s=1.96  TeV) and collected by the CDF II detector. A sample of 328 events with a charged electron or muon and an isolated track, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 2.9  fb-1, are selected as tt̅ candidates. To account for the unconstrained event kinematics, we scan over the phase space of the azimuthal angles (ϕν1,ϕν2) of neutrinos and reconstruct the top quark mass for each ϕν1, ϕν2 pair by minimizing a χ2 function in the tt̅ dilepton hypothesis. We assign χ2-dependent weights to the solutions in order to build a preferred mass for each event. Preferred mass distributions (templates) are built from simulated tt̅ and background events, and parametrized in order to provide continuous probability density functions. A likelihood fit to the mass distribution in data as a weighted sum of signal and background probability density functions gives a top quark mass of 165.5-3.3+3.4(stat)±3.1(syst)  GeV/c2.
Description: Submitted to Phys. Rev. D
Subject: 114 Physical sciences
hep-ex
Peer reviewed: Yes
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