Search for Flavor-Changing Neutral Current Top Quark Decays t → Hq, with H → bb̅ , in pp Collisions at √s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS Detector

  • Shota Tsiskaridze

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  12. Back Matter
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About this book


This PhD thesis focuses on the search for flavor-changing neutral currents in the decay of a top quark to an up-type quark (q = u, c) and the Standard Model Higgs boson, where the Higgs boson decays to bb. Further, the thesis presents the combination of this search for top quark pair events with other ATLAS searches – in the course of which the most restrictive bounds to date on tqH interactions were obtained.

Following on from the discovery of the Higgs boson, it is particularly important to measure the Yukawa couplings of the Standard Model fermions; these parameters may provide crucial insights to help solve the flavor puzzle and may help reveal the presence of new physics before it is directly observed in experiments.


Top FCNC Search Rare Top Quark Decays Top Physics Higgs Physics Large Hadron Collider (LHC)

Authors and affiliations

  • Shota Tsiskaridze
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  1. 1.Departament de FísicaUniversitat Autònoma de Barcelona\IFAE Bellaterra (Barcelona)Spain

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