Top quark mass measurement using the template method at CDF Academic Article uri icon


  • We present a measurement of the top quark mass in the lepton+jets and dilepton channels of tt̄ decays using the data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 5.6fb-1 of pp̄ collisions at Tevatron with √s=1.96TeV, collected with the CDF II detector. We construct templates of two reconstructed top quark masses from different jets-to-quarks combinations and the invariant mass of two jets from the W decays in the lepton+jets channel, and a reconstructed top quark mass and mT2, a variable related to the transverse mass in events with two missing particles, in the dilepton channel. The simultaneous fit of the templates from signal and background events in the lepton+jets and dilepton channels to the data yields a measured top quark mass of Mtop=172.1±1.1(stat)±0. 9(syst)GeV/c2. © 2011 American Physical Society.

author list (cited authors)

  • Aaltonen, T., González, B., Amerio, S., Amidei, D., Anastassov, A., Annovi, A., ... Zucchelli, S.

citation count

  • 24

publication date

  • June 2011