Combination of measurements of the top-quark pair production cross section from the Tevatron Collider
Author(s)Gomez-Ceballos, Guillelmo; Goncharov, Maxim; Paus, Christoph M. E.
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We combine six measurements of the inclusive top-quark pair (t[bar over t]) production cross section (σ[subscript tt]-) from data collected with the CDF and D0 detectors at the Fermilab Tevatron with proton-antiproton collisions at √s = 1.96 TeV. The data correspond to integrated luminosities of up to 8.8 fb[superscript −1]. We obtain a value of σ[subscript t[bar over t]] = 7.60 ± 0.41 pb for a top-quark mass of m[subscript t] = 172.5 GeV. The contributions to the uncertainty are 0.20 pb from statistical sources, 0.29 pb from systematic sources, and 0.21 pb from the uncertainty on the integrated luminosity. The result is in good agreement with the standard model expectation of 7.35[+0.28 over −0.33] pb at next-to-next-to-leading order and next-to-next-to leading logarithms in perturbative QCD.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Laboratory for Nuclear Science
Physical Review D
American Physical Society
Aaltonen, T., V. M. Abazov, B. Abbott, B. S. Acharya, M. Adams, T. Adams, J. P. Agnew, et al. “Combination of Measurements of the Top-Quark Pair Production Cross Section from the Tevatron Collider.” Phys. Rev. D 89, no. 7 (April 2014). © 2014 American Physical Society
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