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Title: Measurement of the W boson helicity in events with a single reconstructed top quark in pp collisions at $$ \sqrt{s}=8 $$ TeV

We presented a measurement of the W boson helicity, where the W boson originates from the decay of a top quark produced in pp collisions. The event selection, optimized for reconstructing a single top quark in the final state, requires exactly one isolated lepton (muon or electron) and exactly two jets, one of which is likely to originate from the hadronization of a bottom quark. The analysis is performed using data recorded at a center-of-mass energy of 8 TeV with the CMS detector at the CERN LHC in 2012. We also found that the data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 fb-1. The measured helicity fractions are F L = 0.298 ± 0.028 (stat) ± 0.032(syst), F 0 = 0.720 ± 0.039 (stat) ± 0.037(syst), and F R = -0.018 ± 0.019 (stat) ± 0.011(syst). These results are used to set limits on the real part of the tWb anomalous couplings, g L and g R.
  1. Yerevan Physics Inst. (YerPhI) (Armenia). et al.
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OSTI Identifier:
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB-14-446-CMS; CERN-PH-EP-2014-242; CMS-TOP-12-020
Journal ID: ISSN 1029-8479; arXiv eprint number arXiv:1410.1154; TRN: US1500489
Grant/Contract Number:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of High Energy Physics (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Journal of High Energy Physics (Online); Journal Volume: 2015; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 1029-8479
Springer Berlin
Research Org:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Contributing Orgs:
CMS Collaboration
Country of Publication:
United States
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; electroweak interaction; hadron-hadron scattering