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CP violation at a linear collider with transverse polarization

Ananthanarayan, B and Rindani, Saurabh D (2004) CP violation at a linear collider with transverse polarization. In: Physical Review D, 70 (3). 036005/1-6.

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We show how transverse beam polarization at $e^+e^-$ colliders can provide a novel means to search for CP violation by observing the distribution of a single final-state particle without measuring its spin. We suggest an azimuthal asymmetry which singles out interference terms between standard model contribution and newphysics scalar or tensor effective interactions in the limit in which the electron mass is neglected. Such terms are inaccessible with unpolarized or longitudinally polarized beams. The asymmetry is sensitive to CP violation when the transverse polarizations of the electron and positron are in opposite senses. The sensitivity of planned future linear colliders to new-physics CP violation in $e^+e^- \rightarrow \={tt}$ is estimated in a model-independent parametrization. It would be possible to put a bound of ~7 TeV on the new-physics scale L at the 90% C.L. for $ \sqrt S = 500 GeV$ and $\int dt L = 500 fb^-^1$ , with transverse polarizations of 80% and 60% for the electron and positron beams, respectively.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Physical Review D
Publisher: American Physical Society
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to American Physical Society.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Theoretical Studies (Ceased to exist at the end of 2003)
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2005
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:18
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/2709

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