Title
Search for same-sign top-quark pair production at <tex>$\sqrt{s}$</tex> = 7 TeV and limits on flavour changing neutral currents in the top sector Search for same-sign top-quark pair production at <tex>$\sqrt{s}$</tex> = 7 TeV and limits on flavour changing neutral currents in the top sector
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Sciences. Physics
Publication type
article
Publication
Bristol ,
Subject
Physics
Source (journal)
Journal of high energy physics. - Bristol
Volume/pages
(2011) :8 , p. 1-27
ISSN
1126-6708
1029-8479
ISI
000294901400077
Carrier
E-only publicatie
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
An inclusive search for same-sign top-quark pair production in pp collisions at s=7 TeV is performed using a data sample recorded with the CMS detector in 2010, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35 pb−1. This analysis is motivated by recent studies of pptt reporting mass-dependent forward-backward asymmetries larger than expected from the standard model. These asymmetries could be due to Flavor Changing Neutral Currents (FCNC) in the top sector induced by t-channel exchange of a massive neutral vector boson (Z′). Models with such a Z′ also predict enhancement of same-sign top-pair production in pp or pp collisions. Limits are set as a function of the Z′ mass and its couplings to u and t quarks. These limits disfavour the FCNC interpretation of the Tevatron results.
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