8-13 August 2011
Rhode Island Convention Center
US/Eastern timezone

Measurements of spin correlation in $\boldsymbol{t\bar{t}}$ production at D0

10 Aug 2011, 17:50
20m
553 (Rhode Island Convention Center)

553

Rhode Island Convention Center

Parallel contribution Top Quark Physics Top Quark Physics

Speaker

Kenneth Bloom (Department of Physics and Astronomy-University of Nebraska)

Description

We measure the correlation between the spin of the top quark and the spin of the anti-top quark in $t\bar{t} \rightarrow W^{+}bW^{-}\bar{b}$ final states produced in $p\bar{p}$ collisions at a center of mass energy $\sqrt{s}=1.96$~TeV, using data collected with the D0 detector at the Fermilab Tevatron collider. The correlation is extracted using a double differential angular distribution and a novel technique using matrix element integration is used to increase the sensitivity of the result, Measurements are performed in both the dilepton and lepton+jets final states.

Primary author

Kenneth Bloom (Department of Physics and Astronomy-University of Nebraska)

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