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Crafting polarisations for top, $W$ and $Z$

  title={Crafting polarisations for top, \$W\$ and \$Z\$},
  author={Juan Antonio Aguilar-Saavedra},
We put forward a method to tune the polarisation state of decaying heavy particles (top quarks and W/Z bosons) in a pre-existing Monte Carlo sample. With this technique, dubbed as ‘custom angle replacement’, the decay angular distributions are modified in such a way that the desired polarisation state is reproduced, while the production kinematics are unchanged. A non-trivial test of this approach is presented for the top quark semileptonic decay t → Wb → (cid:96)νb , with (cid:96) = e, µ , in… 

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