General analysis of single top production and W helicity in top decay

Chuan Ren Chen, F. Larios*, C. P. Yuan

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We provide a framework for the analysis of the W boson helicity in the decay of the top quark that is based on a general effective tbW coupling. Four independent coupling coefficients can be uniquely determined by the fractions of longitudinal and transverse W boson polarizations as well as the single top production rates for the t-channel and the s-channel processes. The knowledge of these coefficients can be used to discriminate models of electroweak symmetry breaking.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)126-132
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 22
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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