Combination of the W boson polarization measurements in top quark decays using ATLAS and CMS data at root s=8 TeV

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The ATLAS Collaboration , The CMS Collaboration , Eerola , P , Forthomme , L , Kirschenmann , H , Osterberg , K , Voutilainen , M , Garcia , F , Havukainen , J , Heikkila , J K , Kim , M S , Kinnunen , R , Lampen , T , Lassila-Perini , K , Laurila , S , Lehti , S , Linden , T , Siikonen , H , Tuominen , E , Tuominiemi , J , Luukka , P , Viinikainen , J , Tuuva , T , Karimäki , V & Aad , G 2020 , ' Combination of the W boson polarization measurements in top quark decays using ATLAS and CMS data at root s=8 TeV ' , Journal of High Energy Physics , no. 8 , 051 . https://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP08(2020)051

Title: Combination of the W boson polarization measurements in top quark decays using ATLAS and CMS data at root s=8 TeV
Author: The ATLAS collaboration; The CMS collaboration; Eerola, P.; Forthomme, L.; Kirschenmann, H.; Osterberg, K.; Voutilainen, M.; Garcia, F.; Havukainen, J.; Heikkila, J. K.; Kim, M. S.; Kinnunen, R.; Lampen, T.; Lassila-Perini, K.; Laurila, S.; Lehti, S.; Linden, T.; Siikonen, H.; Tuominen, E.; Tuominiemi, J.; Luukka, P.; Viinikainen, J.; Tuuva, T.; Karimäki, V.; Aad, G.
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Department of Physics
University of Helsinki, Department of Physics
University of Helsinki, Department of Physics
University of Helsinki, Department of Physics
University of Helsinki, Department of Physics
University of Helsinki, Helsinki Institute of Physics
University of Helsinki, Helsinki Institute of Physics
University of Helsinki, Helsinki Institute of Physics
University of Helsinki, Helsinki Institute of Physics
University of Helsinki, Helsinki Institute of Physics
University of Helsinki, Helsinki Institute of Physics
University of Helsinki, Helsinki Institute of Physics
University of Helsinki, Helsinki Institute of Physics
University of Helsinki, Helsinki Institute of Physics
University of Helsinki, Helsinki Institute of Physics
University of Helsinki, Helsinki Institute of Physics
University of Helsinki, Helsinki Institute of Physics
University of Helsinki, Helsinki Institute of Physics
University of Helsinki, University of Illinois, Chicago
University of Helsinki, Helsinki Institute of Physics
Date: 2020-08-12
Language: eng
Number of pages: 67
Belongs to series: Journal of High Energy Physics
ISSN: 1029-8479
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/322045
Abstract: The combination of measurements of the W boson polarization in top quark decays performed by the ATLAS and CMS collaborations is presented. The measurements are based on proton-proton collision data produced at the LHC at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV, and corresponding to an integrated luminosity of about 20 fb(-1)for each experiment. The measurements used events containing one lepton and having different jet multiplicities in the final state. The results are quoted as fractions of W bosons with longitudinal (F-0), left-handed (F-L), or right-handed (F-R) polarizations. The resulting combined measurements of the polarization fractions are F-0= 0.693 +/- 0.014 and F-L= 0.315 +/- 0.011. The fractionF(R)is calculated from the unitarity constraint to be F-R=-0.008 +/- 0.007. These results are in agreement with the standard model predictions at next-to-next-to-leading order in perturbative quantum chromodynamics and represent an improvement in precision of 25 (29)% for F-0(F-L) with respect to the most precise single measurement. A limit on anomalous right-handed vector (V-R), and left- and right-handed tensor (g(L), g(R)) tWb couplings is set while fixing all others to their standard model values. The allowed regions are [-0.11,0.16] for V-R, [-0.08,0.05] for g(L), and [-0.04,0.02] for g(R), at 95% confidence level. Limits on the corresponding Wilson coefficients are also derived.
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