Properties of the top quark
Inst. für Physik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Staudinger Weg 7, 55099, Mainz, Germany
2 Bergische Universität, Gaußstr. 20, 42097, Wuppertal, Germany
* e-mail: Daniel.Wicke@physik.uni-wuppertal.de
Published online: 6 May 2011
The top quark was discovered at the CDF and D0 experiments in 1995. As the partner of the bottom quark its properties within the Standard Model are fully defined. Only the mass is a free parameter. The measurement of the top quark mass and the verification of the expected properties have been an important topic of experimental top quark physics since. In this review the recent results on top quark properties obtained by the Tevatron experiments CDF and D0 are summarised. At the advent of the LHC special emphasis is given to the basic measurement methods and the dominating systematic uncertainties.
© Springer-Verlag / Società Italiana di Fisica, 2011