General Analysis of Single Top Production and W Helicity in Top Decay

Chuan-Ren Chen
2005 AIP Conference Proceedings  
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.
doi:10.1063/1.2122107 fatcat:geckxd5r5zellluq6hc6hg2doy