First Run II Measurement of the W Boson Mass

CDF Collaboration, T. Aaltonen, Victoria Martin

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We describe a measurement of the W boson mass mW using 200/pb of root-s = 1.96 TeV p-pbar collision data taken with the CDF II detector. With a sample of 63,964 W -> e nu candidates and 51,128 W -> mu nu candidates, we measure mW = [80.413 +- 0.034 (stat) +- 0.034 (sys) = 80.413 +- 0.048] GeV/c^2. This is the single most precise mW measurement to date. When combined with other measured electroweak parameters, this result further constrains the properties of unobserved particles coupling to W and Z bosons.
Original languageEnglish
Article number112001
Number of pages48
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 27 Aug 2007


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