Measurement of the W → τν Production Cross Section in pp¯ Collisions at √s = 1.8TeV

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We report on a measurement of σ(pp¯→W + X)B(W →τν) in collisions at √s = 1.8 TeV at the Fermilab Tevatron. The measurement is based on an integrated luminosity (lum) of 18pb1 of data collected with the D0 detector during 1994–1995. We find that σ(pp¯→W + X)B(W →τν) = 2.22±(stat)±0.10(syst)±0.10(lum)nb. Lepton universality predicts that the ratio of the tau and electron electroweak charged current couplings to the W boson, gτW, be unity. We find = 0.980±0.031, in agreement with lepton universality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5710-5715
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume84
Issue number25
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

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Measurement of the W → τν Production Cross Section in pp¯ Collisions at √s = 1.8TeV. / D0 Collaboration.

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