Research Papers in Physics and Astronomy


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Published by American Physical Society. Phys. Rev. D 59, 092001 (1999). Copyright © 1999 American Physical Society. Permission to use.


The kinematic properties of tt̅ events are studied in the W + multijet channel using data collected with the CDF detector during the 1992–1995 runs at the Fermilab Tevatron collider corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 109 pb-1. Distributions of a variety of kinematic variables chosen to be sensitive to different aspects of tt̅ production are compared with those expected from Monte Carlo calculations. A sample of 34 events rich in tt̅ pairs is obtained by requiring at least one jet identified by the silicon vertex detector (SVX) as having a displaced vertex consistent with the decay of a b hadron. The data are found to be in good agreement with predictions of the leading order tt̅ matrix element with color coherent parton shower evolution.

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