Search for the Production of Narrow tb¯ Resonances in 1.9 fb-1 of pp¯ Collisions at s=1.96 TeV Academic Article uri icon


  • We present new limits on resonant tb[over] production in pp[over] collisions at sqrt[s] = 1.96 TeV, using 1.9 fb;{-1} of data recorded with the CDF II detector at the Fermilab Tevatron. We reconstruct a candidate tb[over] mass in events with a lepton, neutrino candidate, and two or three jets, and search for anomalous tb[over] production as modeled by W;{'} --> tb[over]. We set a new limit on a right-handed W;{'} with standard model-like coupling, excluding any mass below 800 GeV/c;{2} at 95% C.L. The cross section for any narrow, resonant tb[over] production between 750 and 950 GeV/c;{2} is found to be less than 0.28 pb at 95% C.L. We also present an exclusion of the W;{'} coupling strength versus W;{'} mass over the range 300-950 GeV/c;{2}.

author list (cited authors)

  • Aaltonen, T., Adelman, J., Akimoto, T., González, B., Amerio, S., Amidei, D., ... Zucchelli, S.

citation count

  • 52

publication date

  • July 2009