# Diagnosing spin at the LHC via vector boson fusion

@article{Buckley2011DiagnosingSA,
title={Diagnosing spin at the LHC via vector boson fusion},
author={Matthew R. Buckley and Michael J. Ramsey-Musolf},
journal={Journal of High Energy Physics},
year={2011},
volume={2011},
pages={1-14}
}
• Published 30 August 2010
• Physics
• Journal of High Energy Physics
We propose a new technique for determining the spin of new massive particles that might be discovered at the Large Hadron Collider. The method relies on pair-production of the new particles in a kinematic regime where the vector boson fusion production of color singlets is enhanced. For this regime, we show that the distribution of the leading jets as a function of their relative azimuthal angle can be used to distinguish spin-0 from spin-$\frac{1}{2}$ particles. We illustrate this effect by…
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