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HEP/Astro Journal Club -- Friday, 01 March 2002

A neural networks search for single top quark production in CDF Run 1 data

Catalin Ciobanu (OSU)


At the Tevatron Collider, it is possible to create single top quarks in the final state via either off mass shell W* production, or the W-gluon fusion process. The Standard Model predicts a cross section of only 2.4 pb, and the backgrounds are significantly larger, which makes the Neural Networks approach suitable for a single top search. A-priori and a-posteriori results on single top production are presented.


D. Acosta et al. [CDF Collaboration], “Search for single top quark production in pp collisions at √s = 1.8 TeV,” hep-ex/0110067 submitted to Phys. Rev. Lett.

12:30, Smith Lab 4079

George T. Fleming ( gfleming@mps.ohio-state.edu ), last updated 12 February 2002.

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