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Precise measurement of the W-boson mass with the CDF II detector.

Authors
  • Aaltonen, T
  • Álvarez González, B
  • Amerio, S
  • Amidei, D
  • Anastassov, A
  • Annovi, A
  • Antos, J
  • Apollinari, G
  • Appel, J A
  • Arisawa, T
  • Artikov, A
  • Asaadi, J
  • Ashmanskas, W
  • Auerbach, B
  • Aurisano, A
  • Azfar, F
  • Badgett, W
  • Bae, T
  • Barbaro-Galtieri, A
  • Barnes, V E
  • And 461 more
Type
Published Article
Journal
Physical Review Letters
Publisher
American Physical Society
Publication Date
Apr 13, 2012
Volume
108
Issue
15
Pages
151803–151803
Identifiers
PMID: 22587243
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We have measured the W-boson mass M(W) using data corresponding to 2.2  fb(-1) of integrated luminosity collected in pp collisions at sqrt[s] = 1.96  TeV with the CDF II detector at the Fermilab Tevatron collider. Samples consisting of 470,126 W → eν candidates and 624,708 W → μν candidates yield the measurement M(W) = 80,387 ± 12(stat.) ± 15(syst.) = 80,387 ± 19  MeV/c2. This is the most precise measurement of the W-boson mass to date and significantly exceeds the precision of all previous measurements combined.

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