Irreducible QCD backgrounds to top searches in semi-leptonic final states at the Next Linear Collider
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At future electron-positron colliders, one of the largest irreducible backgrounds to top searches in the channel ‘4 jets + lepton + missing energy’ comes from QCD events of order \(\alpha_s^2\). We compute here such processes exactly at the parton level by resorting to 2 \(\to\) 6 matrix elements exploiting helicity amplitude techniques. We adopt a typical selection procedure based on the tagging of a high momentum and separated lepton. We finally outline kinematic differences between signal and background events that can be exploited to further reduce such a QCD noise.
KeywordsMatrix Element Selection Procedure Background Event High Momentum Helicity Amplitude
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