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Type: Journal article
Title: Polarization of the top quark as a probe of its chromomagnetic and chromoelectric couplings in single-top production at the Large Hadron Collider
Author: Rindani, S.
Sharma, P.
Thomas, A.
Citation: The Journal of High Energy Physics, 2015; 2015(10):180-1-180-24
Publisher: Springer
Issue Date: 2015
ISSN: 1029-8479
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Saurabh D. Rindani, Pankaj Sharma and Anthony W. Thomas
Abstract: We study the sensitivity of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) to top quark chromomagnetic (CMDM) and chromoelectric (CEDM) dipole moments and Wtb effective couplings in single-top production in association with a W− boson, followed by semileptonic decay of the top. The Wt single-top production mode helps to isolate the anomalous ttg and Wtb couplings, in contrast to top-pair production and other single-top production modes, where other new-physics effects can also contribute. We calculate the top polarization and the effects of these anomalous couplings on it at two centre-of-mass (cm) energies, 8TeV and 14TeV. As a measure of top polarization, we look at decay-lepton angular distributions in the laboratory frame, without requiring reconstruction of the rest frame of the top, and study the effect of the anomalous couplings on these distributions. We construct certain asymmetries to study the sensitivity of these distributions to top-quark couplings. We determine individual limits on the dominant couplings, viz., the real part of the CMDM Reρ₂, the imaginary part of the CEDM Imρ₃, and the real part of the tensor Wtb coupling Ref₂R, which may be obtained by utilizing these asymmetries at the LHC. We also obtain simultaneous limits on pairs of these couplings taking two couplings to be non-zero at a time.
Keywords: Heavy quark physics; CP violation
Rights: Open Access, © The Authors. Article funded by SCOAP³.
DOI: 10.1007/JHEP10(2015)180
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