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Search for Flavor-Changing Neutral Currents in Top-Quark Decays t → Zq in pp Collisions at √s = 8 TeV

Chatrchyan, S. and Apresyan, A. and Bornheim, A. and Bunn, J. and Chen, Y. and Di Marco, E. and Duarte, J. and Kcira, D. and Mott, A. and Newman, H. B. and Pena, C. and Rogan, C. and Spiropulu, M. and Timciuc, V. and Wilkinson, R. and Xie, S. and Zhu, R. Y. and Dias, F. A. and Dubinin, M. (2014) Search for Flavor-Changing Neutral Currents in Top-Quark Decays t → Zq in pp Collisions at √s = 8 TeV. Physical Review Letters, 112 (17). Art. No. 171802. ISSN 0031-9007. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20140630-152148823

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Abstract

A search for flavor-changing neutral currents in top-quark decays t→Zq is performed in events produced from the decay chain tt→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.


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Alternate Title:Search for flavor-changing neutral currents in top-quark decays t to Zq in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 8 TeV
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Official Citation: Search for Flavor-Changing Neutral Currents in Top-Quark Decays t→Zq in pp Collisions at s√=8  TeV S. Chatrchyan et al. (CMS Collaboration) Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 171802 – Published 1 May 2014
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