Evidence for s-channel single top quark production in p(p)over-bar collisions at root s=1.96 TeV
2013 (English)In: Physics Letters B, ISSN 0370-2693, Vol. 726, no 4-5, 656-664 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We present measurements of the cross sections for the two main production modes of single top quarks in p (p) over bar collisions at root s = 1.96 TeV in the Run II data collected with the DO detector at the Fermilab Tevatron Collider, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 9.7 fb(-1). The s-channel cross section is measured to be sigma(p (p) over bar -> tb + X) = 1.10(-0.31)(+0.33) pb with no assumptions on the value of the t-channel cross section. Similarly, the t-channel cross section is measured to be sigma(p (p) over bar -> tqb + X) = 3.07(-0.49)(+0.54) pb. We also measure the s + t combined cross section as sigma(p (p) over bar -> tb + X, tqb + X) = 4.11(-0.55)(+0.60) ph and set a lower limit on the CKM matrix element vertical bar V-tb vertical bar> 0.92 at 95% C.L., assuming mt = 172.5 GeV. The probability to measure a cross section for the s channel at the observed value or higher in the absence of signal is 1.0 x 10(-4), corresponding to a significance of 3.7 standard deviations.
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2013. Vol. 726, no 4-5, 656-664 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-216765DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2013.09.048ISI: 000327907000011OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-216765DiVA: diva2:690759