A search for flavour changing neutral currents in top-quark decays in pp collision data collected with the ATLAS detector at s√=7TeV

Barton, Adam and Borissov, Guennadi and Bouhova-Thacker, Eva and Chilingarov, Alexandre and Davidson, Ruth and de Mora, Lee and Dearnaley, William and Fox, Harald and Henderson, Robert and Hughes, Gareth and Jones, Roger William Lewis and Kartvelishvili, Vakhtang and Long, Robin and Love, Peter and Smizanska, Maria and Walder, James (2012) A search for flavour changing neutral currents in top-quark decays in pp collision data collected with the ATLAS detector at s√=7TeV. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2012 (9). ISSN 1029-8479

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Abstract

A search for flavour changing neutral current (FCNC) processes in top-quark decays by the ATLAS Collaboration is presented. Data collected from pp collisions at the LHC at a centre-of-mass energy of s√=7TeV during 2011, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 2.1 fb−1, were used. A search was performed for top-quark pair-production events, with one top quark decaying through the t → Zq FCNC (q = u, c) channel, and the other through the Standard Model dominant mode t → W b. Only the decays of the Z boson to charged leptons and leptonic W -boson decays were considered as signal. Consequently, the final-state topology is characterised by the presence of three isolated charged leptons, at least two jets and missing transverse momentum from the undetected neutrino. No evidence for an FCNC signal was found. An upper limit on the t → Zq branching ratio of BR(t → Zq) < 0.73% is set at the 95% confidence level.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of High Energy Physics
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Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3100/3106
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 68092
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 17 Dec 2013 00:04
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Published?: Published
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2020 01:53
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/68092

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