CMS-PAS-TOP-14-007 | ||
Search for anomalous Wtb couplings and top FCNC in t-channel single-top-quark events | ||
CMS Collaboration | ||
2014 | ||
Abstract: Single-top-quark events in the $t$-channel are used to probe Wtb anomalous couplings and to search for top quark Flavor Changing Neutral Current (FCNC) interactions in proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s}=7$ TeV. The analyzed data correspond to an integrated luminosity of 5~fb$^{-1}$. Events with the top quark decaying into a muon, neutrino and b-quark are selected. A Bayesian neural network is used to discriminate between signal and backgrounds. The observed event yields are consistent with SM prediction, and exclusion limits at 95\% C.L. are determined. The exclusion limits on anomalous right vector and left tensor couplings of the Wtb vertex are found to be $|f_{V}^{R}|< 0.34$ and $|f_{T}^{L}|<0.09$. In the scenarios with FCNC tcg and tug couplings, limits on the coupling strengths are found to be $\kappa_{tug}/\Lambda < 1.8 \cdot 10^{-2}~ \mathrm{TeV^{-1}},\ \kappa_{tcg}/\Lambda < 5.6 \cdot 10^{-2} ~ \mathrm{TeV^{-1}}$ which corresponds to limits on the branching ratios $Br(t~\rightarrow~u+g)~<~3.55\times10^{-4},\ Br(t~\rightarrow~c+g)~<~3.44\times10^{-3}$. | ||
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These preliminary results are superseded in this paper, JHEP 02 (2017) 028. The superseded preliminary plots can be found here. |
Compact Muon Solenoid LHC, CERN |