Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/9582
Title: Measurement of the correlation between the polar angles of leptons from top quark decays in the helicity basis at root s=7 TeV using the ATLAS detector
Authors: Aad, G.
Abbott, B.
Abdallah, J.
Abdinov, O.
Aben, R.
Abolins, M.
Adye, T.
Keywords: Pair Production
Parton Distributions
Collisions
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Amer Physical Soc
Abstract: A measurement of the correlations between the polar angles of leptons from the decay of pair-produced t and (t) over bar quarks in the helicity basis is reported, using proton-proton collision data collected by the ATLAS detector at the LHC. The dataset corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 4.6 fb(-1) at a center-of-mass energy of root s = 7 TeV collected during 2011. Candidate events are selected in the dilepton topology with large missing transverse momentum and at least two jets. The angles theta(1) and theta(2) between the charged leptons and the direction of motion of the parent quarks in the t (t) over bar rest frame are sensitive to the spin information, and the distribution of cos theta(1).cos theta(2) is sensitive to the spin correlation between the t and (t) over bar quarks. The distribution is unfolded to parton level and compared to the next-to-leading order prediction. A good agreement is observed.
URI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.93.012002
https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/9582
ISSN: 2470-0010
2470-0029
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