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Laboratory-frame observables for probing the top-Higgs boson interaction

Boudjema, Fawzi and Guadagnoli, Diego and Godbole, Rohini M and Mohan, Kirtimaan A (2015) Laboratory-frame observables for probing the top-Higgs boson interaction. In: PHYSICAL REVIEW D, 92 (1).

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Abstract

We investigate methods to explore the CP nature of the t (t) over barh coupling at the LHC, focusing on associated production of the Higgs boson with a t (t) over bar pair. We first discuss the constraints implied by low-energy observables and by the Higgs-rate information from available LHC data, emphasizing that they cannot provide conclusive evidence on the nature of this coupling. We then investigate kinematic observables that could probe the t (t) over barh coupling directly, in particular, quantities that can be constructed out of just laboratory-frame kinematics. We define one such observable by exploiting the fact that t (t) over bar spin correlations do also carry information about the CP nature of the t (t) over barh coupling. Finally, we introduce a CP-odd quantity and a related asymmetry, able to probe CP violation in the t (t) over barh coupling and likewise, constructed out of laboratory-frame momenta only.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the AMER PHYSICAL SOC, ONE PHYSICS ELLIPSE, COLLEGE PK, MD 20740-3844 USA
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for High Energy Physics
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Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2015 05:49
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2015 05:49
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/52144

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