Search for the top quark in pp̄ collisions at s =1.8 TeV

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    Abstract

    We have searched for evidence of top quark production in pp̄ collisions at s =1.8 TeV using the D0 detector at the Fermilab Tevatron collider. For an integrated luminosity of 15 pb-1, we report results of a search for tt̄ pairs in the decay modes tt̄→eμ+jets,ee+jets,e+jets, and μ+jets. From analyses of these modes we obtain a lower limit on the top quark mass of 131 GeV/c2 at the 95% confidence level, assuming standard model branching fractions and a predicted cross section for tt̄ production. We discuss the properties of an event for which expected backgrounds are small.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)2138-2142
    Number of pages5
    JournalPhysical Review Letters
    Volume72
    Issue number14
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 1994

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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