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Title:Testing the Standard Model With Top Quark Production
Author(s):Sullivan, Zack Edward
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Willenbrock, Scott S.
Department / Program:Physics
Discipline:Physics
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Physics, Elementary Particles and High Energy
Abstract:Using the next-to-leading-order results for the W-gluon fusion cross section, we analyze the possibilities for studying single-top-quark production at the Tevatron and LHC. We find that there may be evidence for single-top-quark production in Run I data. Run II at the Tevatron should allow the W-gluon fusion cross section to be measured to $\pm$22% with 2 fb$\sp{-1}$ of data. The LHC will have a statistical resolution of $\pm$2% with the first 1 fb$\sp{-1}$ of data. The implications of these results for measuring V$\sb{tb}$ and top-quark spin polarization are discussed.
Issue Date:1998
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:123 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/80657
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9904602
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:1998


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