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Looking for BSM physics using top-quark polarization and decay-lepton kinematic asymmetries

Godbole, Rohini M and Mendiratta, Gaurav and Rindani, Saurabh D (2015) Looking for BSM physics using top-quark polarization and decay-lepton kinematic asymmetries. In: PHYSICAL REVIEW D, 92 (9).

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Abstract

We explore beyond-standard-model (BSM) physics signatures in the l + jets channel of the t (t) over bar pair production process at the Tevatron and the LHC. We study the effects of BSM physics scenarios on the top-quark polarization and on the kinematics of the decay leptons. To this end, we construct asymmetries using the lepton energy and angular distributions. Further, we find their correlations with the top polarization, net charge asymmetry and top forward-backward asymmetry. We show that when used together, these observables can help discriminate effectively between SM and different BSM scenarios, which can lead to varying degrees of top polarization at the Tevatron as well as the LHC. We use two types of colored mediator models to demonstrate the effectiveness of proposed observables, an s-channel axigluon and a u-channel diquark.

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: 10 Dec 2015 06:00
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2015 06:00
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/52873

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