Search for single top-quark production via flavour changing neutral currents at 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector

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Abstract

A search for single top-quark production via flavour changing neutral current processes from gluon plus up- or charm--quark initial states in proton--proton collisions at the LHC is presented. Data collected with the ATLAS detector in 2012 at a centre-of-mass energy of $8\;\mbox{TeV}$ and corresponding to an integrated luminosity of $20.3\;\mbox{fb}^{-1}$ are used. Candidate events for a top quark decaying into a lepton, a neutrino and a jet are selected and classified into signal- and background-like candidates using a neural network. No signal is observed and an upper limit on the production cross-section multiplied by the $t \rightarrow Wb$ branching fraction is set. The observed $95\,\%$ CL limit is $\sigma_{qg \rightarrow t} \times B(t \rightarrow Wb)Wb)
Original languageEnglish
JournalEur. Phys. J. C
Volume76
Issue number55
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 29 Jan 2016

Bibliographical note

29 pages plus the Autors list and cover page (45 pages in total), 10 figures, 3 tables, submitted to EPJC, All figures including auxiliary figures are available at http://atlas.web.cern.ch/Atlas/GROUPS/PHYSICS/PAPERS/TOPQ-2014-13/

Keywords

  • hep-ex

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