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Measurement of the W boson mass

Measurement of the W boson mass
Measurement of the W boson mass
We present a measurement of the W boson mass using data collected by the D0 experiment at the Fermilab Tevatron during 1994–1995. We identify W bosons by their decays to eν final states. We extract the W mass MW by fitting the transverse mass and transverse electron momentum spectra from a sample of 28 323 Weν decay candidates. We use a sample of 3563 dielectron events, mostly due to
Zee decays, to constrain our model of the detector response. From the transverse mass fit we measure MW=80.44±0.10(stat)±0.07(syst) GeV. Combining this with our previously published result from data taken in 1992–1993, we obtain MW=80.43±0.11GeV.
1550-7998
Abbott, B.
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Belyaev, Alexander
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Abbott, B.
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Belyaev, Alexander
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Abbott, B. and Belyaev, Alexander (1998) Measurement of the W boson mass. Physical Review D, D58 (9). (doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.58.092003).

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We present a measurement of the W boson mass using data collected by the D0 experiment at the Fermilab Tevatron during 1994–1995. We identify W bosons by their decays to eν final states. We extract the W mass MW by fitting the transverse mass and transverse electron momentum spectra from a sample of 28 323 Weν decay candidates. We use a sample of 3563 dielectron events, mostly due to
Zee decays, to constrain our model of the detector response. From the transverse mass fit we measure MW=80.44±0.10(stat)±0.07(syst) GeV. Combining this with our previously published result from data taken in 1992–1993, we obtain MW=80.43±0.11GeV.

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Published date: 1998
Organisations: Physics & Astronomy

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Local EPrints ID: 409934
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/409934
ISSN: 1550-7998
PURE UUID: 83891d67-5215-49d8-8a87-66a066aca337
ORCID for Alexander Belyaev: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1733-4408

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Last modified: 14 Mar 2019 01:40

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