The t (t) over bar spin correlation at production is a fundamental prediction of QCD and a potentially incisive test of new physics coupled to top quarks. We measure the t (t) over bar spin state in p (p) over bar collisions at root s = 1.96 TeV using 1001 candidate events in the lepton plus jets decay channel reconstructed in the CDF II detector. In the helicity basis, for a top-quark mass of 172.5 GeV/c(2), we find a spin correlation coefficient kappa = 0.60 +/- 0.50 (stat) +/- 0: 16 (syst), consistent with the QCD prediction, kappa approximate to 0.40. RI Ruiz, Alberto/E-4473-2011; Robson, Aidan/G-1087-2011; De Cecco, Sandro/B-1016-2012; Prokoshin, Fedor/E-2795-2012

Measurement of t(t)over-cap spin correlation in p(p)over-cap collisions using the CDF II detector at the Tevatron

MORELLO, MICHAEL JOSEPH;
2011

Abstract

The t (t) over bar spin correlation at production is a fundamental prediction of QCD and a potentially incisive test of new physics coupled to top quarks. We measure the t (t) over bar spin state in p (p) over bar collisions at root s = 1.96 TeV using 1001 candidate events in the lepton plus jets decay channel reconstructed in the CDF II detector. In the helicity basis, for a top-quark mass of 172.5 GeV/c(2), we find a spin correlation coefficient kappa = 0.60 +/- 0.50 (stat) +/- 0: 16 (syst), consistent with the QCD prediction, kappa approximate to 0.40. RI Ruiz, Alberto/E-4473-2011; Robson, Aidan/G-1087-2011; De Cecco, Sandro/B-1016-2012; Prokoshin, Fedor/E-2795-2012
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