New angles on top quark decay to a charged Higgs
2008 (English)In: Nuovo Cimento della Societa Italiana di Fisica B, ISSN 1594-9982, Vol. 123, no 8-9, 1211-1218 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Top quarks produced in pairs are predicted to experience spin correlations. Due to the large t (t) over bar statistics expected for the LHC, it should be possible to search for new physics effects in angular variables sensitive to these correlations. We investigate, for a general two-Higgs Doublet Model (2HDM), the charged Higgs boson decay of the top quark through the channel t -> bH(+) -> b tau(+)nu(tau). Analytic results are presented oil the spin analyzing coefficients for this, decay mode. We then explore in some detail the correlation phenomenology in the Type II 2HDM. Finally we present a hadron-level Monte Carlo analysis, illustrating distributions in azimuthal angles which are sensitive to correlations in the transverse plane. These. observables are accessible also in the tau Channel, and are therefore particularly interesting for analyzing the t -> bH(+) decay.
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2008. Vol. 123, no 8-9, 1211-1218 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-87271DOI: 10.1393/ncb/i2008-10687-2ISI: 000264832800029OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-87271DiVA: diva2:250