Search for flavour-changing neutral current top-quark decays to qZ in pp collision data collected with the ATLAS detector at √s=8 TeV

Barton, Adam and Beattie, Michael and Borissov, Guennadi and Bouhova-Thacker, Evelina Vassileva and Dearnaley, William and Fox, Harald and Grimm, Kathryn Ann Tschann and Henderson, Robert Charles William and Hughes, Gareth and Jones, Roger William Lewis and Kartvelishvili, Vakhtang and Long, Robin Eamonn and Love, Peter Allan and Maddocks, Harvey and Skinner, Malcolm and Smizanska, Maria and Walder, James William and Wharton, Andy (2016) Search for flavour-changing neutral current top-quark decays to qZ in pp collision data collected with the ATLAS detector at √s=8 TeV. European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields, 76 (1). ISSN 1434-6044

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Abstract

A search for the flavour-changing neutral-current decay t→qZ is presented. Data collected by the ATLAS detector during 2012 from proton–proton collisions at the Large Hadron Collider at a centre-of-mass energy of s√=8 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 20.3 fb−1, are analysed. Top-quark pair-production events with one top quark decaying through the t→qZ (q=u,c) channel and the other through the dominant Standard Model mode t→bW are considered as signal. Only the decays of the Z boson to charged leptons and leptonic W boson decays are used. No evidence for a signal is found and an observed (expected) upper limit on the t→qZ branching ratio of 7×10−4 (8×10−4) is set at the 95 % confidence level

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2200/2201
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 78065
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 29 Jan 2016 12:26
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2019 08:18
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/78065

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