• Single decay-lepton angular distributions in polarizede+e →$$\overline {tt} $$ and simple angular asymmetries as a measure of CP-violating top dipole couplingsand simple angular asymmetries as a measure of CP-violating top dipole couplings

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      Top quark; CP violation; e+e collider

    • Abstract


      In the presence of an electric dipole coupling of$$\overline {tt} $$ to a photon, and an analogous ‘weak’ dipole coupling to the Z, CP violation in the process e+e →$$\overline {tt} $$ results in modified polarization of the top and the anti-top. This polarization can be analyzed by studying the angular distributions of decay charged leptons when the top or anti-top decays leptonically. Analytic expressions are presented for these distributions when eithert or$$\overline t $$ decays leptonically, including$$\mathcal{O}$$(αs) QCD corrections in the soft-gluon approximation. The angular distributions are insensitive to anomalous interactions in top decay. Two types of simple CP-violating polar-angle asymmetries and two azimuthal asymmetries, which do not need the full reconstruction of thet or$$\overline t $$, are studied. Independent 90% CL limits that may be obtained on the real and imaginary parts of the electric and weak dipole couplings at a linear collider operating at √ s = 500 GeV with integrated luminosity 500 fb and also at √s = 1000 GeV with integrated luminosity 1000 fb have been evaluated. The effect of longitudinal electron and/or positron beam polarizations has been included.

    • Author Affiliations


      Saurabh D Rindani1

      1. Theory Group, Physical Research Laboratory, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad - 380 009, India
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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