Search for anomalous kinematics in tt̄ dilepton events at CDF II

D. Acosta, J. Adelman, T. Affolder, T. Akimoto, M. G. Albrow, D. Ambrose, S. Amerio, D. Amidei, A. Anastassov, K. Anikeev, A. Annovi, J. Antos, M. Aoki, G. Apollinari, T. Arisawa, J. F. Arguin, A. Artikov, W. Ashmanskas, A. Attal, F. AzfarP. Azzi-Bacchetta, N. Bacchetta, H. Bachacou, W. Badgett, A. Barbaro-Galtieri, G. J. Barker, V. E. Barnes, B. A. Barnett, S. Baroiant, M. Barone, G. Bauer, F. Bedeschi, S. Behari, S. Belforte, G. Bellettini, J. Bellinger, E. Ben-Haim, D. Benjamin, A. Beretvas, A. Bhatti, M. Binkley, D. Bisello, M. Bishai, R. E. Blair, C. Blocker, K. Bloom, B. Blumenfeld, A. Bocci, A. Bodek, G. Bolla, A. Bolshov, P. S.L. Booth, D. Bortoletto, J. Boudreau, S. Bourov, B. Brau, C. Bromberg, E. Brubaker, J. Budagov, H. S. Budd, K. Burkett, G. Busetto, P. Bussey, K. L. Byrum, S. Cabrera, M. Campanelli, M. Campbell, A. Canepa, M. Casarsa, D. Carlsmith, S. Carron, R. Carosi, M. Cavalli-Sforza, A. Castro, P. Catastini, D. Cauz, A. Cerri, L. Cerrito, J. Chapman, C. Chen, Y. C. Chen, M. Chertok, G. Chiarelli, G. Chlachidze, F. Chlebana, I. Cho, K. Cho, D. Chokheli, J. P. Chou, M. L. Chu, S. Chuang, J. Y. Chung, W. H. Chung, Y. S. Chung, C. I. Ciobanu, M. A. Ciocci, A. G. Clark, D. Clark, M. Coca

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Abstract

We report on a search for anomalous kinematics of tt̄ dilepton events in pp̄ collisions at s=1.96TeV using 193pb-1 of data collected with the CDF II detector. We developed a new a priori technique designed to isolate the subset in a data sample revealing the largest deviation from standard model (SM) expectations and to quantify the significance of this departure. In the four-variable space considered, no particular subset shows a significant discrepancy, and we find that the probability of obtaining a data sample less consistent with the SM than what is observed is 1.0%-4.5%.

Original languageEnglish
Article number022001
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume95
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jul 8

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    Acosta, D., Adelman, J., Affolder, T., Akimoto, T., Albrow, M. G., Ambrose, D., Amerio, S., Amidei, D., Anastassov, A., Anikeev, K., Annovi, A., Antos, J., Aoki, M., Apollinari, G., Arisawa, T., Arguin, J. F., Artikov, A., Ashmanskas, W., Attal, A., ... Coca, M. (2005). Search for anomalous kinematics in tt̄ dilepton events at CDF II. Physical Review Letters, 95(2), [022001]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.95.022001