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Search for top quark decays via Higgs-boson-mediated flavor-changing neutral currents in pp collisions at √s=8 TeV

CMS Collaboration; Khachatryan, V.; Sirunyan, A. M.; Tumasyan, A.; Adam, W.; Asilar, E.; Bergauer, T.; Brandstetter, J.; Brondolin, E.; Dragicevic, M.; Erö, J.; Flechl, M.; Friedl, M.; Frühwirth, R.; Ghete, V. M.; Hartl, C.; Hörmann, N.; Hrubec, J.; Jeitler, M.; König, A.; ... mehr

Abstract: A search is performed for Higgs-boson-mediated flavor-changing neutral currents in the decays of top quarks. The search is based on proton-proton collision data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 fb−1 at a center-of-mass energy of 8 TeV collected with the CMS detector at the LHC. Events in which a top quark pair is produced with one top quark decaying into a charm or up quark and a Higgs boson (H), and the other top quark decaying into a bottom quark and a W boson are selected. The Higgs boson in these events is assumed to subsequently decay into either dibosons or difermions. No significant excess is observed above the expected standard model background, and an upper limit at the 95% confidence level is set on the branching fraction ℬ(t → Hc) of 0.40% and ℬ(t → Hu) of 0.55%, where the expected upper limits are 0.43% and 0.40%, respectively. These results correspond to upper limits on the square of the flavor-changing Higgs boson Yukawa couplings |λtcH|2 < 6.9 × 10− 3 and |λtuH|2 < 9.8 × 10− 3.

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Kernphysik (IKP)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2017
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator DOI: 10.1007/JHEP02(2017)079
ISSN: 1029-8479, 1126-6708
KITopen ID: 1000067552
Erschienen in Journal of high energy physics
Band 2017
Heft 2
Seiten 79
Lizenz CC BY 4.0: Creative Commons Namensnennung 4.0 International
Bemerkung zur Veröffentlichung Gefördert durch SCOAP3
Schlagworte Flavour Changing Neutral Currents, Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments), Top physics, Higgs physics
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