Title Search for flavor-changing neutral currents in top-quark decays $t\rightarrow Zq$ in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 8 TeV Author Chatrchyan, S. Khachatryan, V. Sirunyan, A. M. Alderweireldt, S. Bansal, M. Bansal, S. Cornelis, T. de Wolf, E.A. Janssen, X. Knutsson, A. Luyckx, S. Mucibello, L. Roland, B. Rougny, R. van Haevermaet, H. Van Mechelen, P. Van Remortel, N. Van Spilbeeck, A. et al. Faculty/Department Faculty of Sciences. Physics Publication type article Publication 2014 New York, N.Y. , 2014 Subject Physics Source (journal) Physical review letters. - New York, N.Y. Volume/pages 112(2014) :17 , 16 p. ISSN 0031-9007 Article Reference 171802 ISI 000336099500003 Carrier E-only publicatie Target language English (eng) Full text (Publishers DOI) Affiliation University of Antwerp 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. Full text (open access) https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/irua/37b242/7684.pdf E-info http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000336099500003&DestLinkType=RelatedRecords&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=ef845e08c439e550330acc77c7d2d848 http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000336099500003&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=ef845e08c439e550330acc77c7d2d848 http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000336099500003&DestLinkType=CitingArticles&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=ef845e08c439e550330acc77c7d2d848 Handle