Direct Measurement of the W Boson Width in pp¯ Collisions at √s=1.8 TeV Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • This Letter describes a direct measurement of the W boson total decay width, gamma(W), using the Collider Detector at Fermilab. The measurement uses an integrated luminosity of 90 pb(-1), collected during the 1994-1995 run of the Fermilab Tevatron p&pmacr; collider. The width is determined by normalizing predicted signal and background distributions to 49 844 W-->enu candidates and 21 806 W-->&mgr;nu candidates in the transverse-mass region M(T)<200 GeV and then fitting the predicted shape to the 438 electron events and 196 muon events in the high- M(T) region, 100

author list (cited authors)

  • Affolder, T., Akimoto, H., Akopian, A., Albrow, M. G., Amaral, P., Amendolia, S. R., ... Zucchelli, S.

citation count

  • 22

publication date

  • October 2000

keywords

  • 0299 Other Physical Sciences