Title

Probing effective field theory operators in the associated production of top quarks with a Z boson in multilepton final states at √s = 13 TeV

Document Type

Article

Abstract

A search for new top quark interactions is performed within the framework of an effective field theory using the associated production of either one or two top quarks with a Z boson in multilepton final states. The data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 138 fb−1 of proton-proton collisions at s = 13 TeV collected by the CMS experiment at the LHC. Five dimension-six operators modifying the electroweak interactions of the top quark are considered. Novel machine-learning techniques are used to enhance the sensitivity to effects arising from these operators. Distributions used for the signal extraction are parameterized in terms of Wilson coefficients describing the interaction strengths of the operators. All five Wilson coefficients are simultaneously fit to data and 95% confidence level intervals are computed. All results are consistent with the SM expectations. [Figure not available: see fulltext.]

Department(s)

Physics and Engineering

Publication Title

Journal of High Energy Physics

Volume

2021

Issue

12

Publication Date

12-1-2021

DOI

10.1007/JHEP12(2021)083

E-ISSN

10298479

Comments

The CMS Collaboration includes over 100 authors. This record includes the Bethel author and the first 5 authors listed. The full list of authors can be viewed on the downloaded document or at the original publisher's website - https://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP12(2021)083

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