Angular correlations in top quark pair production and decay at hadron colliders

Gregory Mahlon, Stephen Parke

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Abstract

We show how to observe sizable angular correlations between the decay products of the top quark and those of the top antiquark in top quark pair production and decay at hadron colliders. These correlations result from the large asymmetry in the rate for producing like-spin versus unlike-spin top quark pairs provided the appropriate spin axes are used. The effects of new physics at production or decay on these correlations are briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4886-4896
Number of pages11
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume53
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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