Deconstructing angular correlations in ZH, ZZ, and WW production at CERN LEP 2

Gregory Mahlon, Stephen Parke

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Abstract

We apply a generalized spin-basis analysis to associated Higgs boson production and gauge boson pair production at CERN LEP. This framework allows us to identify a choice of spin axes for the processes e+e-→ZH, ZZ which leads to strikingly different correlations among the decay products, even well above threshold. This spin basis optimizes the difference in the angular correlations for these two processes. In contrast, the same distributions display little contrast when the helicity basis is used. We also apply this technique to the case of W boson pair production.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)540151+5401522
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume58
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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