We report the observation of electroweak single top quark production in 3.2 fb(-1) of p (p) over bar collision data collected by the Collider Detector at Fermilab at root s = 1.96 TeV. Candidate events in the W + jets topology with a leptonically decaying W boson are classified as signal-like by four parallel analyses based on likelihood functions, matrix elements, neural networks, and boosted decision trees. These results are combined using a super discriminant analysis based on genetically evolved neural networks in order to improve the sensitivity. This combined result is further combined with that of a search for a single top quark signal in an orthogonal sample of events with missing transverse energy plus jets and no charged lepton. We observe a signal consistent with the standard model prediction but inconsistent with the background-only model by 5.0 standard deviations, with a median expected sensitivity in excess of 5.9 standard deviations. We measure a production cross section of 2.3(+0.6)(-0.5) (stat + sys) pb, extract the value of the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa matrix element |V-tb| = 0.91(+/-0.11)(stat + sys)(+/- 0.07) (theory), and set a lower limit |V-tb| > 0.71 at the 95% C. L., assuming m(t) = 175 GeV/c(2).
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|Titolo:||Observation of single top quark production and measurement of |V-tb| with CDF|
|Citazione:||T., A., J., A., B. A., G., S., A., D., A., A., A., et al. (2010). Observation of single top quark production and measurement of |V-tb| with CDF. PHYSICAL REVIEW D, PARTICLES, FIELDS, GRAVITATION, AND COSMOLOGY, 82, 112005-1-112005-59.|
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