Measuring the polarization of boosted hadronic tops

David Krohn, Jessie Shelton, Lian Tao Wanga

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We propose a new technique for measuring the polarization of hadronically decaying boosted top quarks. In particular, we apply a subjet-based technique to events where the decay products of the top are clustered within a single jet. The technique requires neither b-tagging nor W-reconstruction, and does not rely on assumptions about either the top production mechanism or the sources of missing energy in the event. We include results for various new physics scenarios made with different Monte Carlo generators to demonstrate the robustness of the technique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number41
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number7
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Beyond standard model
  • Heavy quark physics
  • Jets

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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