Publications [#247804] of Thomas J Phillips

Papers Published
  1. Aaltonen, T and others, {First Measurement of the Production of a $W$ Boson in Association with a Single Charm Quark in Proton Anti-proton Collisions at $\sqrts=1.96$ TeV}, Phys. Rev. Lett., vol. 100 (2008), pp. 091803 [PhysRevLett.100.091803] .

    We present the first measurement of the production cross section of a $W$ boson with a single charm quark (c) in $p\barp$ collisions at $\sqrts=1.96$ TeV, using soft muon tagging of c jets. In a data sample of ~1.8 fb-1, recorded with the Collider Detector at Fermilab II detector at the Fermilab Tevatron, we select events with W+1 or 2 jets. We use the charge correlation between the $W$ and the muon from the semileptonic decay of a charm hadron to extract the Wc signal. We measure sigmaWc(pTc>20 GeV/c,|etac|[script-l]nu)=9.8\pm 3.2 pb, in agreement with theoretical expectations.