Measurement of the tt̄ cross section using the Dimuon channel in pp̄ collisions at √s = 1.96 TeV
AuthorMcCroskey, Robert Crampton
AdvisorJohns, Kenneth A.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractWe have measured the tt̄ production cross section at √s = 1.96 TeV using data collected by the D∅ experiment at Fermilab. The integrated luminosity of the data set is 140 pb⁻¹ and a total of four candidate events are seen, with an expected background of 2.61 events. The measured cross section of σ(tt̄) = 11.1⁺²²·¹₋₉.₃ (stat.) ⁺⁴·³₋₄.₅ (sys.) pb is in agreement with a NNLO calculation of 6.77 pb.
Degree ProgramGraduate College