Jul 6 – 13, 2022
Bologna, Italy
Europe/Rome timezone

Searches for FCNC interactions of the top quark with the ATLAS experiment at the LHC

Jul 7, 2022, 11:30 AM
Room 4 (Rossa)

Room 4 (Rossa)

Parallel Talk Top quark and EW Physics Top quark and EW Physics


Mingming Xia (Tsinghua University)


The large integrated luminosity collected by the ATLAS detector at the highest proton-proton collision energy provided by LHC allows to probe the presence of new physics that could enhance the rate of rare processes in the SM. The LHC can therefore gain considerable sensitivity for Flavour Changing Neutral Current (FCNC) interactions of the top quark. In the SM, FCNC involving the top-quark decay to another up-type quark and a neutral boson are so small that any measurable branching ratio for such a decay is an indication of new physics. The ATLAS experiment has performed searches for FCNC couplings of the top quark with a photon, gluon, Z boson or Higgs boson. In this contribution, the most recent results are presented, which include the complete data set of 140/fb at 13 TeV collected at the LHC during run 2 (2015-2018). The large data set, together with improvements in the analysis, yields a strong improvement of the expected sensitivity compared to previous experiments and partial analyses of the LHC data.

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Mingming Xia (Tsinghua University)

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