Publications by Farrukh Azfar


Measurement of W-boson polarization in top-quark decay using the full CDF Run II data set

Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology 87 (2013)

T Aaltonen, S Amerio, D Amidei, A Anastassov, A Annovi, J Antos, G Apollinari, JA Appel, T Arisawa, A Artikov, J Asaadi, W Ashmanskas, B Auerbach, A Aurisano, F Azfar, W Badgett, T Bae, A Barbaro-Galtieri, VE Barnes, BA Barnett, P Barria, P Bartos, M Bauce, F Bedeschi, S Behari, G Bellettini, J Bellinger, D Benjamin, A Beretvas, A Bhatti, KR Bland, B Blumenfeld, A Bocci, A Bodek, D Bortoletto, J Boudreau, A Boveia, L Brigliadori, C Bromberg, E Brucken, J Budagov, HS Budd, K Burkett, G Busetto, P Bussey, P Butti, A Buzatu, A Calamba, S Camarda, M Campanelli, F Canelli, B Carls, D Carlsmith, R Carosi, S Carrillo, B Casal, M Casarsa, A Castro, P Catastini, D Cauz, V Cavaliere, M Cavalli-Sforza, A Cerri, L Cerrito, YC Chen, M Chertok, G Chiarelli, G Chlachidze, K Cho, D Chokheli, MA Ciocci, A Clark, C Clarke, ME Convery, J Conway, M Corbo, M Cordelli, CA Cox, DJ Cox, M Cremonesi, D Cruz, J Cuevas, R Culbertson, N D'Ascenzo, M Datta, P De Barbaro, L Demortier, M Deninno, F Devoto, M D'Errico

We measure the polarization of W bosons from top-quark (t) decays into final states with a charged lepton and jets, tt̄→W + bW - b̄→ℓνbqq ̄′ b̄, using the full Run II data set collected by the CDF II detector, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 8.7 fb - 1. A model-independent method simultaneously determines the fraction of longitudinal (f 0 ) and right-handed (f + ) W bosons to yield f 0 =0.726±0. 066(stat)±0.067(syst) and f + =-0.045±0.044(stat) ±0.058(syst) with a correlation coefficient of -0.69. Additional results are presented under various standard model assumptions. No significant discrepancies with the standard model are observed. © 2013 American Physical Society.


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