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Measurement of the W boson helicity fractions in the decays of top quark pairs to lepton $+$ jets final states produced in pp collisions at $sqrt s=$ 8TeV

Measurement of the W boson helicity fractions in the decays of top quark pairs to lepton $+$ jets final states produced in pp collisions at $sqrt s=$ 8TeV
Measurement of the W boson helicity fractions in the decays of top quark pairs to lepton $+$ jets final states produced in pp collisions at $sqrt s=$ 8TeV
The W boson helicity fractions from top quark decays in View the MathML sourcett‾ events are measured using data from proton–proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of View the MathML source8TeV. The data were collected in 2012 with the CMS detector at the LHC, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of View the MathML source19.8fb−1. Events are reconstructed with either one muon or one electron, along with four jets in the final state, with two of the jets being identified as originating from b quarks. The measured helicity fractions from both channels are combined, yielding View the MathML sourceF0=0.681±0.012(stat)±0.023(syst), View the MathML sourceFL=0.323±0.008(stat)±0.014(syst), and View the MathML sourceFR=−0.004±0.005(stat)±0.014(syst) for the longitudinal, left-, and right-handed components of the helicity, respectively. These measurements of the W boson helicity fractions are the most accurate to date and they agree with the predictions from the standard model.
0370-2693
512-534
Khachatryan, Vardan
375bcfe5-df1a-41ad-9a90-553e557ef6d6
Belyaev, Alexander
6bdb9638-5ff9-4b65-a8f2-34bae3ac34b3
The CMS Collaboration
Khachatryan, Vardan
375bcfe5-df1a-41ad-9a90-553e557ef6d6
Belyaev, Alexander
6bdb9638-5ff9-4b65-a8f2-34bae3ac34b3

The CMS Collaboration (2016) Measurement of the W boson helicity fractions in the decays of top quark pairs to lepton $+$ jets final states produced in pp collisions at $sqrt s=$ 8TeV. Physics Letters B, B762, 512-534. (doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2016.10.007).

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The W boson helicity fractions from top quark decays in View the MathML sourcett‾ events are measured using data from proton–proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of View the MathML source8TeV. The data were collected in 2012 with the CMS detector at the LHC, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of View the MathML source19.8fb−1. Events are reconstructed with either one muon or one electron, along with four jets in the final state, with two of the jets being identified as originating from b quarks. The measured helicity fractions from both channels are combined, yielding View the MathML sourceF0=0.681±0.012(stat)±0.023(syst), View the MathML sourceFL=0.323±0.008(stat)±0.014(syst), and View the MathML sourceFR=−0.004±0.005(stat)±0.014(syst) for the longitudinal, left-, and right-handed components of the helicity, respectively. These measurements of the W boson helicity fractions are the most accurate to date and they agree with the predictions from the standard model.

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Accepted/In Press date: 4 October 2016
e-pub ahead of print date: 11 October 2016
Organisations: Physics & Astronomy

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Local EPrints ID: 408214
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/408214
ISSN: 0370-2693
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ORCID for Alexander Belyaev: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1733-4408

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Last modified: 07 Oct 2020 01:53

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Author: Vardan Khachatryan
Corporate Author: The CMS Collaboration

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