Publications [#307915] of Ashutosh V. Kotwal

Papers Published
  1. Aaltonen, T; Adelman, J; Akimoto, T; González, BÁ; Amerio, S; Amidei, D; Anastassov, A; Annovi, A; Antos, J; Apollinari, G; Apresyan, A; Arisawa, T; Artikov, A; Ashmanskas, W; Attal, A; Aurisano, A; Azfar, F; Badgett, W; Barbaro-Galtieri, A; Barnes, VE; Barnett, BA; Barria, P; Bartos, P; Bartsch, V; Bauer, G; Beauchemin, P-H; Bedeschi, F; Beecher, D; Behari, S; Bellettini, G; Bellinger, J; Benjamin, D; Beretvas, A; Beringer, J; Bhatti, A; Binkley, M; Bisello, D; Bizjak, I; Blair, RE; Blocker, C et al., Measurement of the tt̄ production cross section in pp̄ collisions at √s=1.96TeV using soft electron b-tagging, Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation, and Cosmology, vol. 81 no. 9 (2010) [doi] .

    Abstract:
    We present a measurement of the top-quark pair-production cross section in pp̄ collisions at √s=1.96TeV using a data sample corresponding to 1.7fb-1 of integrated luminosity collected with the Collider Detector at Fermilab. We reconstruct tt̄ events in the lepton+jets channel, consisting of eν+jets and μν+jets final states. The dominant background is the production of W bosons in association with multiple jets. To suppress this background, we identify electrons from the semileptonic decay of heavy-flavor jets ("soft electron tags"). From a sample of 2196 candidate events, we obtain 120 tagged events with a background expectation of 51±3 events, corresponding to a cross section of σtt̄=7. 8±2.4(stat)±1.6(syst)±0.5(lumi)pb. We assume a top-quark mass of 175GeV/c2. This is the first measurement of the tt̄ cross section with soft electron tags in run II of the Tevatron. © 2010 The American Physical Society.