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 - IN2P3 - Institut national de physique nucléaire et de physique des particules Access content directly
Journal Articles Journal of High Energy Physics Year : 2017

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) , Fabienne 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)
V. Khachatryan
  • Function : Author
P. Busson
R. Granier De Cassagnac
P. Paganini
T. Strebler
J.-L. Agram
N. Chanon
C. Collard
E. Conte
D. Contardo
M. Gouzevitch
Fabienne Lagarde
M. Lethuillier
V. Sordini
P. Verdier

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.
Fichier principal
Vignette du fichier
HAL-01380410.pdf (1.53 Mo) Télécharger le fichier
Origin Publisher files allowed on an open archive
Loading...

Dates and versions

in2p3-01380410 , version 1 (18-12-2018)

Identifiers

Cite

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, 2017, 02 (2), pp.028. ⟨10.1007/JHEP02(2017)028⟩. ⟨in2p3-01380410⟩
2 View
0 Download

Altmetric

Share

Gmail Mastodon Facebook X LinkedIn More