Observation of the production of a W boson in association with a single charm quark. Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • The first observation of the production of a W boson with a single charm quark (c) jet in pp[over ] collisions at s=1.96TeV is reported. The analysis uses data corresponding to 4.3fb(-1), recorded with the CDF II detector at the Fermilab Tevatron. Charm quark candidates are selected through the identification of an electron or muon from charm-hadron semileptonic decay within a hadronic jet, and a Wc signal is observed with a significance of 5.7 standard deviations. The production cross section (Wc)(p(Tc)>20GeV/c,|(c)|<1.5)B(W) is measured to be 13.6(-3.1)(+3.4)pb and is in agreement with theoretical expectations. From this result the magnitude of the quark-mixing matrix element V(cs) is derived, |V(cs)|=1.080.16 along with a lower limit of |V(cs)|>0.71 at the 95% confidence level, assuming that the Wc production through c to s quark coupling is dominant.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev Lett

altmetric score

  • 0.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Aaltonen, T., Amerio, S., Amidei, D., Anastassov, A., Annovi, A., Antos, J., ... CDF Collaboration.

citation count

  • 21

complete list of authors

  • Aaltonen, T||Amerio, S||Amidei, D||Anastassov, A||Annovi, A||Antos, J||Apollinari, G||Appel, JA||Arisawa, T||Artikov, A||Asaadi, J||Ashmanskas, W||Auerbach, B||Aurisano, A||Azfar, F||Badgett, W||Bae, T||Barbaro-Galtieri, A||Barnes, VE||Barnett, BA||Barria, P||Bartos, P||Bauce, M||Bedeschi, F||Behari, S||Bellettini, G||Bellinger, J||Benjamin, D||Beretvas, A||Bhatti, A||Bland, KR||Blumenfeld, B||Bocci, A||Bodek, A||Bortoletto, D||Boudreau, J||Boveia, A||Brigliadori, L||Bromberg, C||Brucken, E||Budagov, J||Burkett, K||Busetto, G||Bussey, P||Butti, P||Buzatu, A||Calamba, A||Camarda, S||Campanelli, M||Canelli, F||Carls, B||Carlsmith, D||Carosi, R||Carrillo, S||Casal, B||Casarsa, M||Castro, A||Catastini, P||Cauz, D||Cavaliere, V||Cavalli-Sforza, M||Cerri, A||Cerrito, L||Chen, YC||Chertok, M||Chiarelli, G||Chlachidze, G||Cho, K||Chou, JP||Chokheli, D||Clark, A||Clarke, C||Convery, ME||Conway, J||Corbo, M||Cordelli, M||Cox, CA||Cox, DJ||Cremonesi, M||Cuevas, J||Culbertson, R||d'Ascenzo, N||Datta, M||Demortier, L||Deninno, M||Devoto, F||d'Errico, M||Di Canto, A||Di Ruzza, B||Dittmann, JR||D'Onofrio, M||Donati, S||Dorigo, M||Driutti, A||Ebina, K||Edgar, R||Elagin, A||Erbacher, R||Errede, S||Esham, B||Eusebi, R||Farrington, S||Fernández Ramos, JP||Field, R||Flanagan, G||Forrest, R||Franklin, M||Freeman, JC||Funakoshi, Y||Garfinkel, AF||Garosi, P||Gerberich, H||Gerchtein, E||Giagu, S||Giakoumopoulou, V||Gibson, K||Ginsburg, CM||Giokaris, N||Giromini, P||Giurgiu, G||Glagolev, V||Glenzinski, D||Gold, M||Goldin, D||Goldschmidt, N||Golossanov, A||Gomez, G||Gomez-Ceballos, G||Goncharov, M||González López, O||Gorelov, I||Goshaw, AT||Goulianos, K||Gramellini, E||Grinstein, S||Grosso-Pilcher, C||Group, RC||Guimaraes da Costa, J||Hahn, SR||Han, JY||Happacher, F||Hara, K||Hare, M||Harr, RF||Harrington-Taber, T||Hatakeyama, K||Hays, C||Heinrich, J||Herndon, M||Hocker, A||Hopkins, W||Hou, S||Hughes, RE||Hurwitz, M||Husemann, U||Huston, J||Introzzi, G||Iori, M||Ivanov, A||James, E||Jang, D||Jayatilaka, B||Jeon, EJ||Jindariani, S||Jones, M||Joo, KK||Jun, SY||Junk, TR||Kambeitz, M||Kamon, T||Karchin, PE||Kasmi, A||Kato, Y||Ketchum, W||Keung, J||Kilminster, B||Kim, DH||Kim, HS||Kim, JE||Kim, MJ||Kim, SB||Kim, SH||Kim, YK||Kim, YJ||Kimura, N||Kirby, M||Klimenko, S||Knoepfel, K||Kondo, K||Kong, DJ||Konigsberg, J||Kotwal, AV||Kreps, M||Kroll, J||Krop, D||Kruse, M||Kuhr, T||Kurata, M||Kwang, S||Laasanen, AT||Lammel, S||Lancaster, M||Lannon, K||Latino, G||Lee, HS||Lee, JS||Leone, S||Lewis, JD||Limosani, A||Lipeles, E||Liu, H||Liu, Q||Liu, T||Lockwitz, S||Loginov, A||Lucchesi, D||Lueck, J||Lujan, P||Lukens, P||Lungu, G||Lys, J||Lysak, R||Madrak, R||Maestro, P||Malik, S||Manca, G||Manousakis-Katsikakis, A||Margaroli, F||Martínez, M||Matera, K||Mattson, ME||Mazzacane, A||Mazzanti, P||McNulty, R||Mehta, A||Mehtala, P||Mesropian, C||Miao, T||Mietlicki, D||Mitra, A||Miyake, H||Moed, S||Moggi, N||Moon, CS||Moore, R||Morello, MJ||Mukherjee, A||Muller, Th||Murat, P||Mussini, M||Nachtman, J||Nagai, Y||Naganoma, J||Nakano, I||Napier, A||Nett, J||Neu, C||Nigmanov, T||Nodulman, L||Noh, SY||Norniella, O||Oakes, L||Oh, SH||Oh, YD||Oksuzian, I||Okusawa, T||Orava, R||Ortolan, L||Pagliarone, C||Palencia, E||Palni, P||Papadimitriou, V||Parker, W||Pauletta, G||Paulini, M||Paus, C||Phillips, TJ||Piacentino, G||Pianori, E||Pilot, J||Pitts, K||Plager, C||Pondrom, L||Poprocki, S||Potamianos, K||Prokoshin, F||Pranko, A||Ptohos, F||Punzi, G||Ranjan, N||Redondo Fernández, I||Renton, P||Rescigno, M||Riddick, T||Rimondi, F||Ristori, L||Robson, A||Rodriguez, T||Rolli, S||Ronzani, M||Roser, R||Rosner, JL||Ruffini, F||Ruiz, A||Russ, J||Rusu, V||Safonov, A||Sakumoto, WK||Sakurai, Y||Santi, L||Sato, K||Saveliev, V||Savoy-Navarro, A||Schlabach, P||Schmidt, EE||Schwarz, T||Scodellaro, L||Seidel, S||Seiya, Y||Semenov, A||Sforza, F||Shalhout, SZ||Shears, T||Shepard, PF||Shimojima, M||Shochet, M||Shreyber-Tecker, I||Simonenko, A||Sinervo, P||Sliwa, K||Smith, JR||Snider, FD||Sorin, V||Song, H||Stancari, M||St Denis, R||Stelzer, B||Stelzer-Chilton, O||Stentz, D||Strologas, J||Sudo, Y||Sukhanov, A||Suslov, I||Takemasa, K||Takeuchi, Y||Tang, J||Tecchio, M||Teng, PK||Thom, J||Thomson, E||Toback, D||Tokar, S||Tollefson, K||Tomura, T||Tonelli, D||Torre, S||Torretta, D||Totaro, P||Trovato, M||Ukegawa, F||Uozumi, S||Vázquez, F||Velev, G||Vellidis, C||Vernieri, C||Vidal, M||Vilar, R||Vizán, J||Vogel, M||Volpi, G||Wagner, P||Wallny, R||Wang, SM||Warburton, A||Waters, D||Wester, WC||Whiteson, D||Wicklund, AB||Wilbur, S||Williams, HH||Wilson, JS||Wilson, P||Winer, BL||Wittich, P||Wolbers, S||Wolfe, H||Wright, T||Wu, X||Wu, Z||Yamamoto, K||Yamato, D||Yang, T||Yang, UK||Yang, YC||Yao, W-M||Yeh, GP||Yi, K||Yoh, J||Yorita, K||Yoshida, T||Yu, GB||Yu, I||Zanetti, AM||Zeng, Y||Zhou, C||Zucchelli, S

publication date

  • February 2013