wiki:TopDecaySpinCorrelations

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W and H+ polarizations in top decays

  1. Generate %$e^+e^-  \to t \bar t$% at threshold and force the tops to decay leptonically (to %$e$% or %$\mu$%).
    1. Compare the charged and neutral lepton %$p_T$% (or energy) distributions with those shown in the MC lectures.
    2. Explain why the neutrinos tend to have higher %$p_T$% than the charged leptons.
    3. How would things change if the decay went via %$t\to b H^+$% with %$m_{H^+}=m_W$%? Check by using

the 2HDM (Use the on-line calculator to get a consistent set of parameters for the 2HDM).

  1. As the previous exercise, but in %$pp \to t\bar t$% at the LHC.

-- Main.FabioMaltoni - 06 Dec 2008

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