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Author Gillberg, Dag.

Title Discovery of single top quark production / Dag Gillberg
Published New York : Springer, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 142 pages) : illustrations
Series Springer theses
Springer theses.
Contents Theoretical background -- Experimental setup -- Event reconstruction -- Analysis: event selection -- Analysis: decision trees -- Analysis: measurements
Summary The top quark is by far the heaviest known fundamental particle with a mass nearing that of a gold atom. Because of this strikingly high mass, the top quark has several unique properties and might play an important role in electroweak symmetry breaking - the mechanism that gives all elementary particles mass. Creating top quarks requires access to very high energy collisions, and at present only the Tevatron collider at Fermilab is capable of reaching these energies. Until now, top quarks have only been observed produced in pairs via the strong interaction. At hadron colliders, it should also
Notes Ph. D. Simon Fraser University
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Academic theses.
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ISBN 9781441977991 (electronic bk.)
1441977996 (electronic bk.)