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Measurement of the W boson polarization in top quark decays with the ATLAS detector

Aad, G. and Gray, H. M. and Marshall, Z. and Mateos, D. Lopez and Perez, K. (2012) Measurement of the W boson polarization in top quark decays with the ATLAS detector. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2012 (6). Art. No. 88. ISSN 1126-6708. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20120927-091314074

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This paper presents measurements of the polarization of W bosons in top quark decays, derived from tt events with missing transverse momentum, one charged lepton and at least four jets, or two charged leptons and at least two jets. Data from pp collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 TeV were collected with the ATLAS experiment at the LHC and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 1.04 fb^(−1). The measured fractions of longitudinally, left- and right-handed polarization are F_0 = 0.67 ± 0.07, F_L = 0.32 ± 0.04 and F_R = 0.01 ± 0.05, in agreement with the Standard Model predictions. As the polarization of the W bosons in top quark decays is sensitive to the Wtb vertex Lorentz structure and couplings, the measurements were used to set limits on anomalous contributions to the Wtb couplings.


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Additional Information:© 2012 CERN, for the benefit of the ATLAS collaboration. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits any use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and source are credited. Received: May 11, 2012. Accepted: May 29, 2012. Published: June 15, 2012. We thank CERN for the very successful operation of the LHC, as well as the support staff from our institutions without whom ATLAS could not be operated efficiently. We acknowledge the support of ANPCyT, Argentina; YerPhI, Armenia; ARC, Australia; BMWF, Austria; ANAS, Azerbaijan; SSTC, Belarus; CNPq and FAPESP, Brazil; NSERC, NRC and CFI, Canada; CERN; CONICYT, Chile; CAS, MOST and NSFC, China; COLCIENCIAS, Colombia; MSMT CR, MPO CR and VSC CR, Czech Republic; DNRF, DNSRC and Lundbeck Foundation, Denmark; EPLANET and ERC, European Union; IN2P3-CNRS, CEA-DSM/IRFU, France; GNAS, Georgia; BMBF, DFG, HGF, MPG and AvH Foundation, Germany; GSRT, Greece; ISF, MINERVA, GIF, DIP and Benoziyo Center, Israel; INFN, Italy; MEXT and JSPS, Japan; CNRST, Morocco; FOM and NWO, Netherlands; RCN, Norway; MNiSW, Poland; GRICES and FCT, Portugal; MERYS (MECTS), Romania; MES of Russia and ROSATOM, Russian Federation; JINR; MSTD, Serbia; MSSR, Slovakia; ARRS and MVZT, Slovenia; DST/NRF, South Africa; MICINN, Spain; SRC and Wallenberg Foundation, Sweden; SER, SNSF and Cantons of Bern and Geneva, Switzerland; NSC, Taiwan; TAEK, Turkey; STFC, the Royal Society and Leverhulme Trust, United Kingdom; DOE and NSF, United States of America. The crucial computing support from all WLCG partners is acknowledged gratefully, in particular from CERN and the ATLAS Tier-1 facilities at TRIUMF (Canada), NDGF (Denmark, Norway, Sweden), CC-IN2P3 (France), KIT/GridKA (Germany), INFN-CNAF (Italy), NL-T1 (Netherlands), PIC (Spain), ASGC (Taiwan), RAL (U.K.) and BNL (U.S.A.) and in the Tier-2 facilities worldwide.
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ANPCyT (Argentina)UNSPECIFIED
YerPhl (Armenia)UNSPECIFIED
ARC (Australia)UNSPECIFIED
BMWF (Austria)UNSPECIFIED
ANAS (Azerbaijan)UNSPECIFIED
SSTC (Belarus)UNSPECIFIED
CNPq and FAPESP (Brazil)UNSPECIFIED
NSERC (Canada)UNSPECIFIED
NRC and CFI (Canada)UNSPECIFIED
CERNUNSPECIFIED
CONICYT (Chile)UNSPECIFIED
CASUNSPECIFIED
MOST and NSFC (China)UNSPECIFIED
COLCIENCIAS (Colombia)UNSPECIFIED
MSMT CR (Czech Republic)UNSPECIFIED
MPO CR and VSC CR (Czech Republic)UNSPECIFIED
DNRF (Denmark)UNSPECIFIED
DNSRC and Lundbeck Foundation (Denmark)UNSPECIFIED
EPLANET and ERCUNSPECIFIED
IN2P3-CNRS (France)UNSPECIFIED
CEA-DSM/IRFU (France)UNSPECIFIED
GNAS (Georgia)UNSPECIFIED
BMBF (Germany)UNSPECIFIED
DFG (Germany)UNSPECIFIED
HGF (Germany)UNSPECIFIED
MPG and AvH Foundation (Germany)UNSPECIFIED
GSRT (Greece)UNSPECIFIED
ISF (Israel)UNSPECIFIED
MINERVA (Israel)UNSPECIFIED
GIF (Israel)UNSPECIFIED
DIP and Benoziyo Center (Israel)UNSPECIFIED
INFN (Italy)UNSPECIFIED
MEXT and JSPS (Japan)UNSPECIFIED
CNRST (Morocco)UNSPECIFIED
FOM and NWO (The Netherlands)UNSPECIFIED
RCN (Norway)UNSPECIFIED
MNiSW (Poland)UNSPECIFIED
GRICES and FCT (Portugal)UNSPECIFIED
MERYS (MECTS) (Romania)UNSPECIFIED
MES of Russia and ROSATOMUNSPECIFIED
Russian FederationUNSPECIFIED
JINRUNSPECIFIED
MSTD (Serbia)UNSPECIFIED
MSSR (Slovakia)UNSPECIFIED
ARRS and MVZT (Slovenia)UNSPECIFIED
DST/NRF (South Africa)UNSPECIFIED
MICINN (Spain)UNSPECIFIED
SRC and Wallenberg Foundation (Sweden)UNSPECIFIED
SER (Switzerland)UNSPECIFIED
SNSF and Cantons of Bern in Geneva (Switzerland)UNSPECIFIED
NSC (Taiwan)UNSPECIFIED
TAEK (Turkey)UNSPECIFIED
STFC (United Kingdom)UNSPECIFIED
Royal Society and Leverhulme Trust (United Kingdom)UNSPECIFIED
Department of Energy (DOE)UNSPECIFIED
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Subject Keywords:Hadron-Hadron Scattering
Issue or Number:6
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Official Citation:Measurement of the W boson polarization in top quark decays with the ATLAS detector G. Aad, B. Abbott, J. Abdallah, S. Abdel Khalek, A. A. Abdelalim, O. Abdinov, B. Abi, M. Abolins, O. S. AbouZeid, H. Abramowicz, H. Abreu, E. Acerbi, B. S. Acharya, L. Adamczyk, D. L. Adams, T. N. Addy June 2012 URL http://link.springer.com/10.1007/JHEP06(2012)088
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