Search for anomalous Wtb couplings and flavour-changing neutral currents in t-channel single top quark production in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 and 8 TeV

V. Khachatryan M. Besancon 1 F. Couderc 1 M. Dejardin 1 D. Denegri 1 B. Fabbro 1 J.L. Faure 1 C. Favaro 1 F. Ferri 1 S. Ganjour 1 S. Ghosh 1 A. Givernaud 1 P. Gras 1 G. Hamel De Monchenault 1 P. Jarry 1 I. Kucher 1 E. Locci 1 M. Machet 1 J. Malcles 1 J. Rander 1 A. Rosowsky 1 M. Titov 1 A. Zghiche 1 A. Abdulsalam 2 I. Antropov 2 S. Baffioni 2 F. Beaudette 2 P. Busson 2 L. Cadamuro 2 E. Chapon 2 C. Charlot 2 O. Davignon 2 R. Granier De Cassagnac 2 M. Jo 2 S. Lisniak 2 P. Miné 2 I.N. Naranjo 2 M. Nguyen 2 C. Ochando 2 G. Ortona 2 P. Paganini 2 P. Pigard 2 S. Regnard 2 R. Salerno 2 Y. Sirois 2 T. Strebler 2 Y. Yilmaz 2 A. Zabi 2 J.-L. Agram 3 J. Andrea 3 A. Aubin 3 D. Bloch 3 J.-M. Brom 3 M. Buttignol 3 E.C. Chabert 3 N. Chanon 3 C. Collard 3 E. Conte 3 X. Coubez 3 J.-C. Fontaine 3 D. Gelé 3 U. Goerlach 3 A.-C. Le Bihan 3 J.A. Merlin 3 K. Skovpen 3 P. Van Hove 3 S. Gadrat 4 S. Beauceron 5 C. Bernet 5 G. Boudoul 5 E. Bouvier 5 C.A. Carrillo Montoya 5 R. Chierici 5 D. Contardo 5 B. Courbon 5 P. Depasse 5 H. El Mamouni 5 J. Fan 5 J. Fay 5 S. Gascon 5 M. Gouzevitch 5 B. Ille 5 F. Lagarde 5 I.B. Laktineh 5 M. Lethuillier 5 L. Mirabito 5 A.L. Pequegnot 5 S. Perries 5 A. Popov 5 D. Sabes 5 V. Sordini 5 M. Vander Donckt 5 P. Verdier 5 S. Viret 5
Abstract : Single top quark events produced in the t channel are used to set limits on anomalous Wtb couplings and to search for top quark flavour-changing neutral current (FCNC) interactions. The data taken with the CMS detector at the LHC in proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 and 8 TeV correspond to integrated luminosities of 5.0 and 19.7 inverse-femtobarns, respectively. The analysis is performed using events with one muon and two or three jets. A Bayesian neural network technique, used to discriminate between the signal and backgrounds, is found to be consistent with the standard model prediction. The 95% confidence level (CL) exclusion limits on anomalous right-handed vector, and left- and right-handed tensor Wtb couplings are measured to be |f[V]^R| < 0.16, |f[T]^L| < 0.057, and -0.049 < f[T]^R < 0.048, respectively. For the FCNC couplings kappa[tug] and kappa[tcg], the 95% CL upper limits on coupling strengths are |kappa[tug]|/Lambda < 4.1E-3 TeV-1 and |kappa[tcg]|/Lambda < 1.8E-2 TeV-1, where Lambda is the scale for new physics, and correspond to upper limits on the branching fractions of 2.0E-5 and 4.1E-4 for the decays t to ug and t to cg, respectively.
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Journal of High Energy Physics, Springer Verlag (Germany), 2017, 02, pp.028. 〈10.1007/JHEP02(2017)028〉
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V. Khachatryan, M. Besancon, F. Couderc, M. Dejardin, D. Denegri, et al.. Search for anomalous Wtb couplings and flavour-changing neutral currents in t-channel single top quark production in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 and 8 TeV. Journal of High Energy Physics, Springer Verlag (Germany), 2017, 02, pp.028. 〈10.1007/JHEP02(2017)028〉. 〈in2p3-01380410〉

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