First Measurement of W Boson Production in Association with a Single Charm Quark in pp¯ Collisions at s=1.96 TeV Academic Article uri icon


  • We present the first measurement of the production cross section of a W boson with a single charm quark (c) in pp collisions at sqrt(s)=1.96 TeV, using soft muon tagging of c jets. In a data sample of approximately 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 sigma Wc(PTc >20 GeV/c,|eta c|<1.5) x BR(W-->l nu)=9.8+/-3.2 pb, in agreement with theoretical expectations.

author list (cited authors)

  • Aaltonen, T., Adelman, J., Akimoto, T., Albrow, M. G., González, B., Amerio, S., ... Zucchelli, S.

citation count

  • 33

publication date

  • March 2008