Search for flavour-changing neutral current top-quark decays to qZ in pp collision data collected with the ATLAS detector at √s=8 TeV

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    A search for the flavour-changing neutral-current decay t→qZ is presented. Data collected by the ATLAS detector during 2012 from proton–proton collisions at the Large Hadron Collider at a centre-of-mass energy of √s=8 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 20.3 fb-1, are analysed. Top-quark pair-production events with one top quark decaying through the t→qZ (q=u,c) channel and the other through the dominant Standard Model mode t→bW are considered as signal. Only the decays of the Z boson to charged leptons and leptonic W boson decays are used. No evidence for a signal is found and an observed (expected) upper limit on the t→qZ branching ratio of 7×10-4 (8×10-4) is set at the 95 % confidence level

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number12
    Pages (from-to)1-24
    Number of pages24
    JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
    Volume76
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1

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    Search for flavour-changing neutral current top-quark decays to qZ in pp collision data collected with the ATLAS detector at √s=8 TeV. / The ATLAS Collaboration.

    In: European Physical Journal C, Vol. 76, No. 1, 12, 01.01.2016, p. 1-24.

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