Publications [#307727] of Ashutosh V. Kotwal

Papers Published
  1. Aad, G; Abbott, B; Abdallah, J; Abdelalim, AA; Abdesselam, A; Abdinov, O; Abi, B; Abolins, M; AbouZeid, OS; Abramowicz, H; Abreu, H; Acerbi, E; Acharya, BS; Adamczyk, L; Adams, DL; Addy, TN; Adelman, J; Aderholz, M; Adomeit, S; Adragna, P; Adye, T; Aefsky, S; Aguilar-Saavedra, JA; Aharrouche, M; Ahlen, SP; Ahles, F; Ahmad, A; Ahsan, M; Aielli, G; Akdogan, T; Åkesson, TPA; Akimoto, G; Akimov, AV; Akiyama, A; Alam, MS; Alam, MA; Albert, J; Albrand, S; Aleksa, M; Aleksandrov, IN; Alessandria, F et al., Search for FCNC single top-quark production at √s=7 TeV with the ATLAS detector, Physics Letters B, vol. 712 no. 4-5 (2012), pp. 351-369 [doi] .

    Abstract:
    A search for the production of single top-quarks via flavour-changing neutral-currents is presented. Data collected with the ATLAS detector at a centre-of-mass energy of √s=7 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 2.05 fb-1, are used. Candidate events with a semileptonic top-quark decay signature are classified as signal- or background-like events by using several kinematic variables as input to a neural network. No signal is observed in the neural network output distribution and a Bayesian upper limit is placed on the production cross-section. The observed upper limit at 95% confidence level on the cross-section multiplied by the t→Wb branching fraction is measured to be σqg→t×B(t→Wb)<3.9 pb. This upper limit is converted using a model-independent approach into upper limits on the coupling strengths κugt/Λ<6.9{dot operator}10-3 TeV-1 and κcgt/Λ<1.6{dot operator}10-2 TeV-1, where Λ is the new physics scale, and on the branching fractions B(t→ug)<5.7{dot operator}10-5 and B(t→cg)<2.7{dot operator}10-4. © 2012 CERN.