Top quark decay at next-to-leading order in the standard model effective field theory

Radja Boughezal, Chien Yi Chen, Francis John Petriello, Daniel Wiegand

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Abstract

We consider top quark decay in the standard model effective field theory (SMEFT). We present a calculation of the total decay width and the W-boson helicity fractions at next-to-leading order (NLO) in SMEFT. Our result includes the complete set of contributing four-fermion operators in addition to QCD dipole operators and bottom-mass suppressed effects. We show that operators that first appear at NLO in the SMEFT can be bounded by the current data as well as future data from both a high-luminosity LHC and a potential e+e-collider, demonstrating the importance of going beyond leading order when studying the SMEFT. We discuss technical aspects of our calculation that we believe will be useful in future higher-order studies of the SMEFT, in particular, the treatment of γ5 in loop diagrams.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number56023
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume100
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 30 2019

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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