Multi-parameter fits to the \(t\bar{t}\) threshold observables at a future ee linear collider

  • M. Martinez
  • R. Miquel


A realistic study of the physics reach of a \(t\bar{t}\) threshold scan at a future e + e - linear collider is presented. The results obtained take into account experimental and, to a large extent, theoretical systematic errors, as well as beam effects. Because of the large correlations between the physical parameters that can be extracted from the threshold scan, a multi-parameter fit is seen as mandatory. It is shown that the top mass, the top width and \(\alpha_{\rm {s}} (M_Z)\) can be extracted simultaneously with uncertainties around 20 MeV, 30 MeV and 0.0012, respectively, while the top Yukawa coupling can be measured, with the previous three parameters, to an uncertainty of about 35%, after assuming an external prior on \(\alpha_{\rm {s}}\) of \(\pm 0.001\).


Systematic Error Physical Parameter Yukawa Coupling Large Correlation Linear Collider 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg / Società Italiana di Fisica 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Martinez
    • 1
  • R. Miquel
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut de Física d'Altes Energies, Univ. Aut. de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona), Spain ES
  2. 2. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Physics Division, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA US

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