Publications [#308200] of Ashutosh V. Kotwal

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  1. Abbott, B; Abolins, M; Abramov, V; Acharya, BS; Adam, I; Adams, DL; Adams, M; Ahn, S; Akimov, V; Alves, GA; Amos, N; Anderson, EW; Baarmand, MM; Babintsev, VV; Babukhadia, L; Baden, A; Baldin, B; Banerjee, S; Bantly, J; Barberis, E; Baringer, P; Bartlett, JF; Belyaev, A; Beri, SB; Bertram, I; Bezzubov, VA; Bhat, PC; Bhatnagar, V; Bhattacharjee, M; Blazey, G; Blessing, S; Bloom, P; Boehnlein, A; Bojko, NI; Borcherding, F; Boswell, C; Brandt, A; Breedon, R; Briskin, G; Brock, R; Bross, A et al., Extraction of the width of the W boson from measurements of σ(pp̄→W+X)×B(W→eν) and σ(pp̄→Z+X)×B(Z→ee) and their ratio, Physical Review D: Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, vol. 61 no. 7 (2000), pp. 1-22 .

    We report on measurements on inclusive cross sections times branching fractions into electrons for W and Z bosons produced in pp̄ collisions at s=1.8 TeV. From an integrated luminosity of 84.5 pb-1 recorded in 1994-1995 using the DØ detector at the Fermilab Tevatron, we determine σ(pp̄→W+X)×B(W→eν) = 2310±10(stat)±50(syst)±100(lum)pb and σ(pp̄→Z+X)×B(Z→ee)=221±3(stat)±4(syst) ±10(lum) pb. From these, we derive σ(pp̄→W+X)×B(W→eν)/σ(pp̄→Z+X) ×B(Z→ee)=10.43±0.15(stat) ±0.20(syst)±0.10(NLO), B(W→eν)=0.1044±0.0015(stat)±0.0020(syst)±0. 0017(theory)±0.0010(NLO), and Γ W=2.169±0.031(stat)±0.042(syst)±0.041(theory) ±0.022(NLO)GeV. We use the latter to set a 95% confidence level upper limit on the partial decay width of the W boson into nonstandard model final states, ΓWinv, of 0.213 GeV. Combining these results with those from the 1992-1993 data gives σ(pp̄→W+X) ×B(W→eν)/σ(pp̄→Z+X)×B(Z→ee)=10. 51±0.25,ΓW=2.152±0.066 GeV, and a 95% C.L. upper limit on ΓWinv of 0.191 GeV. Using a sample with a luminosity of 505 nb-1 taken at s=630 GeV, we measure σ(pp̄→W+X)×B(W→eν)=658±67 pb. ©2000 The American Physical Society.