Search for anomalous semileptonic decay of heavy flavor hadrons produced in association with a W boson at CDF II Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • We present a search for anomalous semileptonic decays of heavy flavor hadrons produced in association with a W boson in proton-antiproton collisions at s=1.96TeV. We use 162pb-1 of data collected with the CDF II detector at the Fermilab Tevatron Collider. We select events with one W boson and at least one jet with an identified secondary vertex. In the jets with a secondary vertex we look for a semileptonic decay to a muon. We compare the number of jets with both a secondary vertex and a semileptonic decay and the kinematic properties of these jets, with the standard model expectation of W plus heavy flavor production and decay. No discrepancy is seen between the observation and the expectation, and we set limits on the production cross section of a B-like hadron with an anomalously high semileptonic branching ratio. © 2006 The American Physical Society.

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  • 6.688

author list (cited authors)

  • Abulencia, A., Acosta, D., Adelman, J., Affolder, T., Akimoto, T., Albrow, M. G., ... Zucchelli, S.

citation count

  • 4

publication date

  • March 2006