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Search for single top production in $e^+ e^-$ collisions at $s$ up to 209-GeV

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Journal publication date12/09/2002
JournalPhysics Letters B
Journal number3-4
Volume543
Number of pages10
Pages173-182
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Single top production via the flavour changing neutral current reactions is searched for within the 214 pb−1 of data collected by ALEPH at centre-of-mass energies between 204 and 209 GeV. No deviation from the Standard Model expectation is observed and upper limits on the single top production cross sections are derived. The combination with data collected at lower centre-of-mass energies yields an upper limit on the branching ratio BR(t→Zc)+BR(t→Zu)<14%, for BR(t→γc)+BR(t→γu)=0 and mt=174 GeV/c2.