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Complete calculations of \(Wb\bar{b}\) and \(Wb\bar{b}+\) jet production at Tevatron and LHC: Probing anomalous Wtb couplings in single-top production

  • E. Boos
  • L. Dudko
  • T. Ohl
Theoretical physics

Abstract.

We present the results of a complete tree-level calculation of the processes \(pp(\bar{p}) \to Wb\bar{b}\) and \(Wb\bar{b}+\) jet that includes the single-top signal and all irreducible backgrounds simultaneously. In order to probe the structure of the Wtb coupling with the highest possible accuracy and to look for possible deviations from standard model predictions, we identify sensitive observables and propose an optimal set of cuts which minimizes the background, as compared to the signal. At the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the single-top and the single-antitop rates are different, and the corresponding asymmetry yields additional information. The analysis shows that the sensitivity for anomalous couplings will be improved at the LHC by a factor of 2–3, as compared to the expectations for the first measurements at the upgraded Tevatron. Still, the bounds on anomalous couplings obtained at hadron colliders will remain 2–8 times larger than those from high-energy \(\gamma e\) colliders; however, these will not be available for some time. All basic calculations have been carried out using the computer package CompHEP. The known next-to-leading-order corrections to the single-top rate have been taken into account.

Keywords

Model Prediction Large Hadron Collider Hadron Collider Computer Package Basic Calculation 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Boos
    • 1
  • L. Dudko
    • 1
  • T. Ohl
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Nuclear Physics, Moscow State University, 119899 Moscow, Russia RU
  2. 2.Institut für Kernphysik, Darmstadt University of Technology, Darmstadt, Germany DE

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