# Using Tau Polarization for Charged Higgs Boson and SUSY Searches at LHC

The $\tau$ polarization can be easily measured at LHC in the 1-prong hadronic $\tau$ decay channel by measuring what fraction of the $\tau$-jet momentum is carried by the charged track. A simple cut requiring this fraction to be 0.8 retains most of the polarization of $\tau=$+1 $\tau$-jet signal while suppressing the polarization of $\tau=$-1 $\tau$-jet background and practically eliminating the fake $\tau$ background. This can be utilized to extract the charged Higgs signal. It can be also utilized to extract the SUSY signal in the stau NLSP region, and in particular the stau co-annihilaton region.

Author: Monoranjan Guchait; D. P. Roy

Source: https://archive.org/