Measurement of the correlations between the polar angles of leptons from top quark decays in the helicity basis at $\sqrt{s}=7$TeV using the ATLAS detector

G. Aad 1 S. Albrand 2 J. Collot 2 S. Crépé-Renaudin 2 P.A. Delsart 2 C. Gabaldon 2 M.H. Genest 2 J.Y. Hostachy 2 F. Ledroit-Guillon 2 A. Lleres 2 A. Lucotte 2 F. Malek 2 C. Monini 2 J. Stark 2 B. Trocmé 2 M. Wu 2 G. Rahal 3 D. Boumediene 4 E. Busato 4 D. Calvet 4 S. Calvet 4 J. Donini 4 E. Dubreuil 4 G. Gilles 4 Ph. Gris 4 H. Liao 4 R. Madar 4 D. Pallin 4 S.M. Romano Saez 4 C. Santoni 4 D. Simon 4 T. Theveneaux-Pelzer 4 F. Vazeille 4 Z. Barnovska 5 N. Berger 5 M. Delmastro 5 L. Di Ciaccio 5 S. Elles 5 C. Goy 5 T. Hryn’ova 5 S. Jézéquel 5 I. Koletsou 5 R. Lafaye 5 J. Levêque 5 N. Massol 5 P. Mastrandea 5 G. Sauvage 5 E. Sauvan 5 O. Simard 5 T. Todorov 5 I. Wingerter-Seez 5 E. Yatsenko 5 M.K. Ayoub 6 A. Bassalat 6 C. Bécot 6 S. Binet 6 C. Bourdarios 6 D. Delgove 6 J-B. de Vivie De Regie 6 L. Duflot 6 M. Escalier 6 L. Fayard 6 D. Fournier 6 E.L. Gkougkousis 6 J-F. Grivaz 6 T. Guillemin 6 F. Hariri 6 S. Henrot-Versille 6 J. Hrivnac 6 L. Iconomidou-Fayard 6 M. Kado 6 A. Lounis 6 N. Makovec 6 N. Morange 6 C. Nellist P. Petroff 6 L. Poggioli 6 P. Puzo 6 A. Renaud 6 D. Rousseau 6 G. Rybkin 6 A.C. Schaffer 6 E. Scifo 6 L. Serin 6 S. Simion 6 R. Tanaka 6 D. Zerwas 6 Zhongkai Zhang 6 Y. Zhao 6 L. Alio 1 M. Barbero 1 Y. Coadou 1 C. Diaconu 1 S. Diglio 1 F. Djama 1 O. Duccu 1 L. Feligioni 1 J. Gao 1 G.D. Hallewell 1 F. Hubaut 1 S.J. Kahn 1 E. B. F. G. Knoops 1 E. Le Guirriec 1 J. Liu 1 K. Liu 1 D. Madaffari 1 K. Mochizuki 1 E. Monnier 1 S. Muanza 1 Y. Nagai 1 E. Nagy 1 P. Pralavorio 1 A. Rozanov 1 T. Serre 1 M. Talby 1 R.E. Ticse Torres 1 E. Tiouchichine 1 S. Tisserant 1 J. Toth 1 F. Touchard 1 L. Vacavant 1
Abstract : A measurement of the correlations between the polar angles of leptons from the decay of pair-produced $t$ and $\bar{t}$ quarks in the helicity basis is reported, using proton-proton collision data collected by the ATLAS detector at the LHC. The dataset corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 4.6fb$^{-1}$ at a center-of-mass energy of $\sqrt{s}=7$TeV collected during 2011. Candidate events are selected in the dilepton topology with large missing transverse momentum and at least two jets. The angles $\theta_1$ and $\theta_2$ between the charged leptons and the direction of motion of the parent quarks in the $t\bar{t}$ rest frame are sensitive to the spin information, and the distribution of {\mbox{$\cos\theta_1\cdot\cos\theta_2$}} is sensitive to the spin correlation between the $t$ and $\bar{t}$ quarks. The distribution is unfolded to parton level and compared to the next-to-leading order prediction. A good agreement is observed.
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Physical Review D, American Physical Society, 2016, 93, pp.012002 〈10.1103/PhysRevD.93.012002〉
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G. Aad, S. Albrand, J. Collot, S. Crépé-Renaudin, P.A. Delsart, et al.. Measurement of the correlations between the polar angles of leptons from top quark decays in the helicity basis at $\sqrt{s}=7$TeV using the ATLAS detector. Physical Review D, American Physical Society, 2016, 93, pp.012002 〈10.1103/PhysRevD.93.012002〉. 〈in2p3-01220806〉

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