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Title:Observation of W [right arrow] [mu][nu] decays in proton-antiproton collisions at [square root]s = 1.8 TeV
Author(s):Westhusing, Thomas Kevin
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Holloway, L.E.
Department / Program:Physics
Discipline:Physics
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):muon decay
proton-antiproton collisions
neutrino decay
W intermediate vector boson
pp collisions
Fermilab Tevatron collider
Abstract:The production and subsequent decay to muon and neutrino of the W intermediate vector boson has been observed in pp collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 1.8 TeV at the Fermilab Tevatron collider. Details of the CDF detector are given and event selection criteria are developed. A cross section times branching ratio, based on a sample of three W --+ J-lV candidate events extracted from 27.2 ± 4.1 nb-1 of data taken in the 1987 collider run, is calculated to be which is consistent with current theoretical predictions.
Issue Date:1989
Genre:Dissertation / Thesis
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/23934
Rights Information:1989 Thomas Kevin Westhusing
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-05-18
Identifier in Online Catalog:3502264


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