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Using asymmetry observables to discover and distinguish Z' signals in top pair production with the lepton-plus-jets final state at the LHC

Using asymmetry observables to discover and distinguish Z' signals in top pair production with the lepton-plus-jets final state at the LHC
Using asymmetry observables to discover and distinguish Z' signals in top pair production with the lepton-plus-jets final state at the LHC
We study the sensitivity of top pair production with six-fermion decay at the LHC to the presence and nature of an underlying Z' boson, accounting for full tree-level Standard Model ttbar interference, with all intermediate particles allowed off-shell. We concentrate on the lepton-plus-jets final state and simulate experimental conditions, including kinematic requirements and top quark pair reconstruction in the presence of missing transverse energy and combinatorial ambiguity in jet-top assignment. We focus on the differential mass spectra of the cross section and asymmetry observables, especially demonstrating the use of the latter in probing the coupling structure of a new neutral resonance, in addition to cases in which the asymmetry forms a complementary discovery observable.
hep-ph
Cerrito, Lucio
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Millar, Declan
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Moretti, Stefano
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Spanò, Francesco
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Cerrito, Lucio
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Millar, Declan
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Moretti, Stefano
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Spanò, Francesco
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Cerrito, Lucio, Millar, Declan, Moretti, Stefano and Spanò, Francesco (2017) Using asymmetry observables to discover and distinguish Z' signals in top pair production with the lepton-plus-jets final state at the LHC. Proceedings of Science, LHCP2016.

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Abstract

We study the sensitivity of top pair production with six-fermion decay at the LHC to the presence and nature of an underlying Z' boson, accounting for full tree-level Standard Model ttbar interference, with all intermediate particles allowed off-shell. We concentrate on the lepton-plus-jets final state and simulate experimental conditions, including kinematic requirements and top quark pair reconstruction in the presence of missing transverse energy and combinatorial ambiguity in jet-top assignment. We focus on the differential mass spectra of the cross section and asymmetry observables, especially demonstrating the use of the latter in probing the coupling structure of a new neutral resonance, in addition to cases in which the asymmetry forms a complementary discovery observable.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 12 October 2016
Published date: 27 March 2017
Additional Information: 4 pages, proceedings contribution for Fourth Annual Large Hadron Collider Physics, 13-18 June 2016, Lund, Sweden
Keywords: hep-ph
Organisations: Theory Group

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Local EPrints ID: 411794
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/411794
PURE UUID: 8a88bc98-530d-4710-866c-927f3942640c

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Date deposited: 26 Jun 2017 16:30
Last modified: 13 Mar 2019 19:44

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