The first observation of the production of a W boson with a single charm quark (c) jet in pp̄ collisions at √s=1.96 TeV is reported. The analysis uses data corresponding to 4.3 fb-1, recorded with the CDF II detector at the Fermilab Tevatron. Charm quark candidates are selected through the identification of an electron or muon from charm-hadron semileptonic decay within a hadronic jet, and a Wc signal is observed with a significance of 5.7 standard deviations. The production cross section σ Wc(pTc>20 GeV/c,|ηc|<1.5) ×B(W→ℓν) is measured to be 13.6-3.1+3.4 pb and is in agreement with theoretical expectations. From this result the magnitude of the quark-mixing matrix element Vcs is derived, |Vcs|=1. 08±0.16 along with a lower limit of |Vcs|>0.71 at the 95% confidence level, assuming that the Wc production through c to s quark coupling is dominant. © 2013 American Physical Society.
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|Titolo:||Observation of the production of a W boson in association with a single charm quark|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.01 - Articolo su rivista|