4-11 July 2012
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Australia/Melbourne timezone
ICHEP2012 - 36th International Conference for High Energy Physics

Spin correlation and W helicity in top quark events with ATLAS

5 Jul 2012, 15:00
Room 216 (Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre)

Room 216

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Melbourne Australia
Parallel Sessions Track 4 - Top Quark Physics TR4 - Top Quark Physics


Dr Markus Jüngst (CERN)


n 7 TeV proton - proton collisions at the LHC, pairs of top and anti-top quarks are expected to be mostly produced through gluon fusion, in contrast to production at the Tevatron, where quark annihilation dominates. The ATLAS experiment has now recorded a large number of top quark pairs, allowing this domain to be explored in detail. We present measurements of the spin correlation between top and anti-top quarks. The helicity fractions of W bosons from top quark decays are precisely predicted by the Standard Model and a deviation could reveal the presence of new physics. We also present a measurement of the W helicity fractions from top quark decays in ATLAS.

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