Top-quark pole mass

Martin C. Smith, Scott S. Willenbrock

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The top quark decays more quickly than the strong-interaction time scale, $\|qcd(-1)$, and might be expected to escape the effects of nonperturbative QCD. Nevertheless, the top-quark pole mass, like the mass of a stable heavy quark, is ambiguous by an amount proportional to $\|qcd(-1)$.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3825-3828
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number20
StatePublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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