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Paper   IPM / Particles / 14411
School of Particles and Accelerator
  Title:   Constraints on top quark flavor changing neutral currents using diphoton events at the LHC
1.  Sara Khatibi
2.  Mojtaba Mohammadi Najafabadi
  Status:   Published
  Journal: Nucl. Phys. B
  Vol.:  607-618
  Year:  2016
  Pages:   909
  Supported by:  IPM
In this paper we show that the diphoton mass spectrum in proton-proton collisions at the LHC is sensitive to the top quark flavor changing neutral current in the vertices of tuγ and tcγ. The diphoton mass spectrum measured by the CMS experiment at the LHC at a center-of-mass energy of 8 TeV and an integrated luminosity of 19.5 fb−1 is used as an example to set limits on these FCNC couplings. It is also shown that the angular distribution of the diphotons is sensitive to anomalous tuγ and tcγ couplings and it is a powerful tool to probe any value of the branching fraction of top quark rare decay to an up-type quark plus a photon down to the order of 10−4. We also show that the tuγ FCNC coupling has a significant contribution to the neutron electric dipole moment (EDM) and the upper bound on neutron EDM can be used to constrain the tuγ FCNC coupling.

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