Measuring the polarization of boosted hadronic tops


DOI: 10.1007/JHEP07(2010)041

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Krohn, D., Shelton, J. & Wang, LT. J. High Energ. Phys. (2010) 2010: 41. doi:10.1007/JHEP07(2010)041


We propose a new technique for measuring the polarization of hadronically decaying boosted top quarks. In particular, we apply a subjet-based technique to events where the decay products of the top are clustered within a single jet. The technique requires neither b-tagging nor W-reconstruction, and does not rely on assumptions about either the top production mechanism or the sources of missing energy in the event. We include results for various new physics scenarios made with different Monte Carlo generators to demonstrate the robustness of the technique.


Jets Beyond Standard Model Heavy Quark Physics 

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© SISSA, Trieste, Italy 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsPrinceton UniversityPrincetonU.S.A.
  2. 2.Department of Physics and AstronomyRutgers UniversityPiscatawayU.S.A.
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsYale UniversityNew HavenU.S.A.

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