Top Quark Physics at Hadron Colliders
Since the Tevatron Collider at Fermilab, a pp collider with √s = 1.8 TeV , is the only extant hadron collider, these lectures will concentrate almost exclusively on the results from CDFi and D0ii, the two collider detectors at the Tevatron. Most of these results came from the 1992–93 run when the Tevatron achieved peak luminosities near 1031 cm−2 sec−1 and delivered over 30 pb−1 to the two experiments. This was the initial run for the DO detector.In April, 1994, the CDF collaboration published evidence for top quark production.iii For this reason and because I am more familiar with the CDF results, I will describe the CDF data in more detail and compare with DO results as appropriate.
KeywordsSecondary Vertex Tevatron Collider Mistag Rate Dilepton Search Proper Time Distribution
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