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Combination of the W boson polarization measurements in top quark decays using ATLAS and CMS data at root s=8 TeV

(CMS Collaboration) Aad, Georges; Tumasyan, A.; Antunović, Željko; Brigljević, Vuko; Ferenček, Dinko; Giljanović, Duje; Godinović, Nikola; Kadija, Krešo; Kovač, Marko; Lelas, Damir; Majumder, Devdatta; Mesić, Benjamin; Puljak, Ivica; Roguljić, Matej; Starodumov, Andrey; Đurić, Senka; Šuša, Tatjana; Šćulac, Toni; Trembath-Reichert, Stephen (2020) Combination of the W boson polarization measurements in top quark decays using ATLAS and CMS data at root s=8 TeV. The Journal of high energy physics, 8 . ISSN 1126-6708

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Abstract

The combination of measurements of the W boson polarization in top quark decays performed by the ATLAS and CMS collaborations is presented. The measurements are based on proton-proton collision data produced at the LHC at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV, and corresponding to an integrated luminosity of about 20 fb(-1)for each experiment. The measurements used events containing one lepton and having different jet multiplicities in the final state. The results are quoted as fractions of W bosons with longitudinal (F-0), left-handed (F-L), or right-handed (F-R) polarizations. The resulting combined measurements of the polarization fractions are F-0= 0.693 +/- 0.014 and F-L= 0.315 +/- 0.011. The fractionF(R)is calculated from the unitarity constraint to be F-R=-0.008 +/- 0.007. These results are in agreement with the standard model predictions at next-to-next-to-leading order in perturbative quantum chromodynamics and represent an improvement in precision of 25 (29)% for F-0(F-L) with respect to the most precise single measurement. A limit on anomalous right-handed vector (V-R), and left- and right-handed tensor (g(L), g(R)) tWb couplings is set while fixing all others to their standard model values. The allowed regions are [-0.11, 0.16] for V-R, [-0.08, 0.05] for g(L), and [-0.04, 0.02] for g(R), at 95% confidence level. Limits on the corresponding Wilson coefficients are also derived.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: High energy physics ; Experimental particle physics ; LHC ; CMS ; Particle Physics Experiments ; Physics ; Vector boson scattering ; Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments) ; Supersymmetry ; Higgs physics ; Particle and resonance production ; B physics ; Particle correlations and fluctuations ; Quarkonium ; Elementary Particles and Fields ; Beyond Standard Model ; Jets ; QCD ; Top physics
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Physics
Divisions: Division of Experimental Physics
Depositing User: Vuko Brigljević
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2021 13:41
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2021 13:41
URI: http://fulir.irb.hr/id/eprint/6318
DOI: 10.1007/JHEP08(2020)051

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