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Particles and Fields
Eur. Phys. J. C 27, 49-55 (2003)
DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s2002-01094-1

Multi-parameter fits to the $t\bar{t}$ threshold observables at a future e+e- linear collider

M. Martinez1 and R. Miquel2

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

(Received: 25 July 2002 / Revised version: 23 October 2002 / Published online: 13 December 2002 )

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 $\alpha_{\mathrm {s}}(M_Z)$ 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 $\alpha_{\mathrm {s}}$ of $\pm 0.001$.

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