5-7 May 2014
University of Pittsburgh
US/Eastern timezone

Angular Distributions as Lifetime Probes

6 May 2014, 15:45
Benedum Hall G26 (University of Pittsburgh)

Benedum Hall G26

University of Pittsburgh


Jeff Dror (Cornell University)


If new TeV scale particles are discovered, it will be important to determine their lifetimes. There is, however, a 12 order of magnitude range, where we cannot measure particle lifetimes. For a heavy quark with a long lifetime, hadronization depolarizes the particle and thus, in principle, the amount of depolarization can be used to probe the lifetime in the problematic region. In this talk I will apply this idea to a realistic scenario of a single top-like particle, produced at the Large Hadron Collider.

Primary author

Jeff Dror (Cornell University)


Yuval Grossman (Cornell)

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