Constraining the intrinsic structure of top-quarks

Englert, C. , Freitas, A., Spira, M. and Zerwas, P.M. (2013) Constraining the intrinsic structure of top-quarks. Physics Letters B, 721(4-5), pp. 261-268. (doi: 10.1016/j.physletb.2013.03.017)

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The basic structure of top-quarks as spin-1/2 particles is characterized by the radius Rt and the intrinsic magnetic dipole moment κt, both individually associated with gauge interactions. They are predicted to be zero in pointlike theories as the Standard Model. We derive upper limits of these parameters in the color sector from cross sections measured at Tevatron and LHC in top pair production pp¯/pp→tt¯, and we predict improved limits expected from LHC in the future, especially for analyses exploiting boosted top final states. An additional method for measuring the intrinsic parameters is based on tt¯ + jet final states.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Englert, Professor Christoph
Authors: Englert, C., Freitas, A., Spira, M., and Zerwas, P.M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physics Letters B
ISSN (Online):0370-2693
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2013 Elsevier B.V.
First Published:First published in Physics Letters B 721(4-5):261-268
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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