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Measurement of spin correlation between top and antitop quarks produced in ${p}$$\bar{p}$ at √s = 1.96 TeV

D0 Collaboration; Abazov, V.M.

We present a measurement of the correlation between the spins of t and ¯t quarks produced in proton– antiproton collisions at the Tevatron Collider at a center-of-mass energy of 1.96TeV. We apply a matrix element technique to dilepton and single-lepton+jets final states in data accumulated with the D0 de-tector that correspond to an integrated luminosity of 9.7 fb−1. The measured value of the correlation coefficient in the off-diagonal basis, Ooff = 0.89 ± 0.22 (stat + syst), is in agreement with the standard model prediction, and represents evidence for a top–antitop quark spin correlation difference from zero at a level of 4.2 standard deviations.

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2016
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2016.03.053
ISSN: 0370-2693, 1873-2445
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-559742
KITopen ID: 1000055974
Erschienen in Physics letters / B
Band 757
Seiten 199-206
Lizenz CC BY 4.0: Creative Commons Namensnennung 4.0 International
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