Publications [#307877] of Ashutosh V. Kotwal

Papers Published
  1. Aaltonen, T; González, BÁ; Amerio, S; Amidei, D; Anastassov, A; Annovi, A; Antos, J; Apollinari, G; Appel, JA; Apresyan, A; Arisawa, T; Artikov, A; Asaadi, J; Ashmanskas, W; Auerbach, B; Aurisano, A; Azfar, F; Badgett, W; Barbaro-Galtieri, A; Barnes, VE; Barnett, BA; Barria, P; Bartos, P; Bauce, M; Bauer, G; Bedeschi, F; Beecher, D; Behari, S; Bellettini, G; Bellinger, J; Benjamin, D; Beretvas, A; Bhatti, A; Binkley, M; Bisello, D; Bizjak, I; Bland, KR; Blumenfeld, B; Bocci, A; Bodek, A et al., Measurement of tt̄ spin correlation in pp̄ collisions using the CDF II detector at the Tevatron, Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation, and Cosmology, vol. 83 no. 3 (2011) [doi] .

    The tt̄ spin correlation at production is a fundamental prediction of QCD and a potentially incisive test of new physics coupled to top quarks. We measure the tt̄ spin state in pp̄ collisions at √s=1.96TeV using 1001 candidate events in the lepton plus jets decay channel reconstructed in the CDF II detector. In the helicity basis, for a top-quark mass of 172.5GeV/c2, we find a spin correlation coefficient κ=0.60±0.50(stat)±0. 16(syst), consistent with the QCD prediction, κ 0.40. © 2011 American Physical Society.