Color sextet scalars in early LHC experiments

Edmond L. Berger, Qing Hong Cao, Chuan Ren Chen, Gabe Shaughnessy, Hao Zhang

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We explore the potential for discovery of an exotic color sextet scalar in same-sign top quark pair production in early running at the LHC. We present the first phenomenological analysis at colliders of color sextet scalars with full top quark spin correlations included. We demonstrate that one can measure the scalar mass, the top quark polarization, and confirm the scalar resonance with 1fb-1 of integrated luminosity. The top quark polarization can distinguish gauge triplet and singlet scalars.

Original languageEnglish
Article number181802
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Oct 27
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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