Current methods to extract the quark-mixing matrix element {pipe}Vtb{pipe} from single-top-production measurements assume that {pipe}Vtb{pipe}>>{pipe}Vtd{pipe},{pipe}Vts{pipe}: top quarks decay into b quarks with 100 % branching fraction, s-channel single-top production is always accompanied by a b quark and initial-state contributions from d and s quarks in the t-channel production of single top quarks are neglected. Triggered by a recent measurement of the ratio, 0. 90 ±0. 04 performed by the D0 collaboration, we consider a {pipe}Vtb{pipe} extraction method that takes into account non zero d- and s-quark contributions both in production and decay. We propose a strategy that allows to extract consistently and in a model-independent way the quark-mixing matrix elements {pipe}Vtd{pipe}, {pipe}Vts{pipe}, and {pipe}Vtb{pipe} from the measurement of R and from single-top measured event yields. As an illustration, we apply our method to the Tevatron data using a CDF analysis of the measured single-top event yield with two jets in the final state, one of which is identified as a b-quark jet. We constrain the {pipe}Vtq{pipe} matrix elements within a four-generation scenario by combining the results with those obtained from direct measurements in flavor physics and determine the preferred range for the top-quark decay width within different scenarios. © 2012 Springer-Verlag / Società Italiana di Fisica.

Model-independent extraction of {pipe}Vtq{pipe} matrix elements from top-quark measurements at hadron colliders / H. Lacker, A. Menzel, F. Spettel, D. Hirschbuhl, J. Luck, F. Maltoni, W. Wagner, M. Zaro. - In: THE EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL. C, PARTICLES AND FIELDS. - ISSN 1434-6044. - 72:6(2012), pp. 2048.1-2048.14. [10.1140/epjc/s10052-012-2048-4]

Model-independent extraction of {pipe}Vtq{pipe} matrix elements from top-quark measurements at hadron colliders

M. Zaro
2012

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Current methods to extract the quark-mixing matrix element {pipe}Vtb{pipe} from single-top-production measurements assume that {pipe}Vtb{pipe}>>{pipe}Vtd{pipe},{pipe}Vts{pipe}: top quarks decay into b quarks with 100 % branching fraction, s-channel single-top production is always accompanied by a b quark and initial-state contributions from d and s quarks in the t-channel production of single top quarks are neglected. Triggered by a recent measurement of the ratio, 0. 90 ±0. 04 performed by the D0 collaboration, we consider a {pipe}Vtb{pipe} extraction method that takes into account non zero d- and s-quark contributions both in production and decay. We propose a strategy that allows to extract consistently and in a model-independent way the quark-mixing matrix elements {pipe}Vtd{pipe}, {pipe}Vts{pipe}, and {pipe}Vtb{pipe} from the measurement of R and from single-top measured event yields. As an illustration, we apply our method to the Tevatron data using a CDF analysis of the measured single-top event yield with two jets in the final state, one of which is identified as a b-quark jet. We constrain the {pipe}Vtq{pipe} matrix elements within a four-generation scenario by combining the results with those obtained from direct measurements in flavor physics and determine the preferred range for the top-quark decay width within different scenarios. © 2012 Springer-Verlag / Società Italiana di Fisica.
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