We report the combination of recent measurements of the helicity of the W boson from top quark decay by the CDF and D0 collaborations, based on data samples corresponding to integrated luminosities of 2.7-5.4 fb(-1) of p (p) over bar collisions collected during Run II of the Fermilab Tevatron collider. Combining measurements that simultaneously determine the fractions of W bosons with longitudinal (f(0)) and right-handed (f(+)) helicities, we find f(0) = 0.722 +/- 0.081[+/- 0.062(stat) +/- 0.052(syst)] and f(+) = -0.033 +/- 0.046[+/- 0.034(stat) +/- 0.031(syst)]. Combining measurements where one of the helicity fractions is fixed to the value expected in the standard model, we find f(0) = 0.682 +/- 0.057[+/- 0.035(stat) +/- 0.046(syst)] for fixed f(+) and f(+) = -0.015 +/- 0.035[+/- 0.018(stat) +/- 0.030(syst)] for fixed f(0). The results are consistent with standard model expectations.

T., A., V., A., B., A., B., A., M., A., T., A., et al. (2012). Combination of CDF and D0 measurements of the W boson helicity in top quark decays. PHYSICAL REVIEW. D. PARTICLES, FIELDS, GRAVITATION, AND COSMOLOGY, 85(7) [10.1103/PhysRevD.85.071106].

Combination of CDF and D0 measurements of the W boson helicity in top quark decays

BARRIA, PATRIZIA;GAROSI, PAOLA;MAESTRO, PAOLO;RUFFINI, FABRIZIO;SCRIBANO, ANGELO;SQUILLACIOTI, PAOLA;
2012-01-01

Abstract

We report the combination of recent measurements of the helicity of the W boson from top quark decay by the CDF and D0 collaborations, based on data samples corresponding to integrated luminosities of 2.7-5.4 fb(-1) of p (p) over bar collisions collected during Run II of the Fermilab Tevatron collider. Combining measurements that simultaneously determine the fractions of W bosons with longitudinal (f(0)) and right-handed (f(+)) helicities, we find f(0) = 0.722 +/- 0.081[+/- 0.062(stat) +/- 0.052(syst)] and f(+) = -0.033 +/- 0.046[+/- 0.034(stat) +/- 0.031(syst)]. Combining measurements where one of the helicity fractions is fixed to the value expected in the standard model, we find f(0) = 0.682 +/- 0.057[+/- 0.035(stat) +/- 0.046(syst)] for fixed f(+) and f(+) = -0.015 +/- 0.035[+/- 0.018(stat) +/- 0.030(syst)] for fixed f(0). The results are consistent with standard model expectations.
T., A., V., A., B., A., B., A., M., A., T., A., et al. (2012). Combination of CDF and D0 measurements of the W boson helicity in top quark decays. PHYSICAL REVIEW. D. PARTICLES, FIELDS, GRAVITATION, AND COSMOLOGY, 85(7) [10.1103/PhysRevD.85.071106].
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