W production and properties at CDF

  title={W production and properties at CDF},
  author={Emily L. Nurse and for the Star Collaboration},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Physics - Experiment},
I present measurements of the W boson charge asymmetry and the W boson width (Γ W) using 350 pb-1 of CDF Run II data. The charge asymmetry is the first direct measurement, which uses a new technique to reconstruct the W rapidity by constraining its mass; the result will further constrain Parton Distribution Functions in future fits. The width measurement relies on a fit to the W transverse mass distribution. We measure Γ W = 2032 ± 71 MeV which is in good agreement with the Standard Model… 

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