Research Papers in Physics and Astronomy


Date of this Version

September 2005


Published by American Physical Society. Copyright © 2005 American Physical Society. Permission to use. Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 102002 (2005).


We present a measurement of the ratio of top-quark branching fractions R=Ɓ (t→Wb)/ Ɓ(t→Wq), where q can be a b, s, or a d quark, using lepton-plus-jets and dilepton data sets with an integrated luminosity of ~162 pb-1 collected with the Collider Detector at Fermilab during Run II of the Tevatron. The measurement is derived from the relative numbers of t t̅ events with different multiplicity of identified secondary vertices. We set a lower limit of R>0.61 at 95% confidence level.

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