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dc.contributor.authorKhachatryan, V.
dc.contributor.authorIşıldak, Bora
dc.description.abstractThe result of a search for flavor changing neutral currents (FCNC) through single top quark production in association with a photon is presented. The study is based on proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 8 TeV using data collected with the CMS detector at the LHC, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.8 fb−1. The search for tγ events where t → Wb and W → μν is conducted in final states with a muon, a photon, at least one hadronic jet with at most one being consistent with originating from a bottom quark, and missing transverse momentum. No evidence of single top quark production in association with a photon through a FCNC is observed. Upper limits at the 95% confidence level are set on the tuγ and tcγ anomalous couplings and translated into upper limits on the branching fraction of the FCNC top quark decays: ℬ(t → uγ) < 1.3 × 10− 4 and ℬ(t → cγ) < 1.7 × 10− 3. Upper limits are also set on the cross section of associated tγ production in a restricted phase-space region. These are the most stringent limits currently available.
dc.description.sponsorshipBMWF ; FWF ; FNRS ; FWO ; CNPq ; CAPES ; FAPERJ ; FAPESP ; MES ; CERN ; CAS ; MoST ; NSFC ; COLCIENCIAS ; MSES ; RPF ; MoER ; ERDF ; Academy of Finland ; MEC ; HIP ; CEA ; CNRS ; BMBF ; DFG ; HGF ; GSRT ; OTKA ; NKTH ; DAE ; DST ; IPM ; SFI ; INFN ; NRF ; WCU ; LAS ; CINVESTAV ; CONACYT ; UASLP-FAI ; MSI ; PAEC ; MSHE ; NSC ; FCT ; JINR ; MON ; RosAtom ; RAS ; RFBR ; MESTD ; SEIDI ; CPAN ; Swiss Funding Agencies ; NSC ; ThEPCenter ; IPST ; STAR ; NSTDA ; TUBITAK ; TAEK ; NASU ; STFC ; DOE ; NSF ; European Union ; the Leventis Foundation ; the A. P. Sloan Foundation ; the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation ; the Belgian Federal Science Policy Office ; the Fonds pour la Formation a` la Recherche dans l’Industrie et dans l’Agriculture (FRIA-Belgium); the Agentschap voor Innovatie door Wetenschap en Technologie (IWTBelgium); the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MEYS) of Czech Republic; the Council of Science and Industrial Research, India; the Compagnia di San Paolo (Torino); the HOMING PLUS program of Foundation for Polish Science, cofinanced by EU, Regional Development Fund; and the Thalis and Aristeia programs cofinanced by EU-ESF and the Greek NSRF ; Qatar National Research Fund ; the Rachadapisek Sompot Fund for Postdoctoral Fellowship ; Chulalongkorn University ; the Welch Foundation.
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of High Energy Physics
dc.titleSearch for anomalous single top quark production in association with a photon in pp collisions at √s = 8 TeVen_US
dc.contributor.departmentÖzyeğin University
dc.contributor.authorID(ORCID 0000-0002-0283-5234 & YÖK ID 124605) Işıldak, Bora
dc.contributor.ozuauthorIşıldak, Bora
dc.creatorThe CMS Collaboration
dc.subject.keywordsFlavour changing neutral currents
dc.subject.keywordsHadron-hadron scattering (experiments)
dc.subject.keywordsTop physics

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