Publication
Title
Search for flavor-changing neutral currents in top-quark decays $t\rightarrow Zq$ in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 8 TeV
Author
Institution/Organisation
CMS Collaborat
Abstract
 A search for flavor-changing neutral currents in top-quark decays t -> Zq is performed in events produced from the decay chain (tt) over bar -> Zq + Wb, where both vector bosons decay leptonically, producing a final state with three leptons (electrons or muons). A data set collected with the CMS detector at the LHC is used, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 fb(-1) of proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 8 TeV. No excess is seen in the observed number of events relative to the standard model prediction; thus, no evidence for flavor-changing neutral currents in top-quark decays is found. A combination with a previous search at 7 TeV excludes a t. Zq branching fraction greater than 0.05% at the 95% confidence level.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Physical review letters. - New York, N.Y.
Publication
New York, N.Y. : 2014
ISSN
0031-9007
Volume/pages
112:17(2014), 16 p.
Article Reference
171802
ISI
000336099500003
Medium
E-only publicatie
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