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Title: Z' phenomenology in tt¯ and its asymmetries at the LHC
Author: Mimasu, Ken
ISNI:       0000 0004 5349 1800
Awarding Body: University of Southampton
Current Institution: University of Southampton
Date of Award: 2014
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This thesis presents a collection of studies considering Z' physics in the tt¯ final state at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), focusing largely on its charge and spin asymmetry observables. The analyses employ parton level simulations in the presence of the tree-level backgrounds and realistic reconstruction efficiency estimates. A number of extra U (1) models are studied, including various common benchmark models currently considered at the LHC as well as models more suited to tt¯ searches from composite Higgs scenarios and extra dimensions. The studies address the ability of tt¯, with its asymmetries, to distinguish models from the Standard Model background and one another, both on its own and as a complementary channel to other, more traditional final states with the view to a complete characterisation of the Z' couplings. Scenarios with two quasi-degenerate resonances are also considered where tt¯ asymmetries can identify their presence when cross section observables cannot resolve the two peaks.
Supervisor: Moretti, Stefano Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: QC Physics