Investigating top-Higgs FCNC couplings at the FCC-hh

Ozsimsek O., ARI V., ÇAKIR O.

Nuclear Physics B, vol.983, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 983
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2022.115908
  • Journal Name: Nuclear Physics B
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Chemical Abstracts Core, INSPEC, zbMATH, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


© 2022 The AuthorsWe have studied the sensitivity to flavor changing neutral current interaction of top and Higgs boson at the future circular collider in the hadron-hadron collision mode (FCC-hh). Our main concerns are the processes of pp→th (FCNC production) and pp→tt¯ (one top FCNC decay) which contributes to the single lepton, at least three jets and the missing energy transverse in the final state. On the one hand FCC-hh offers very high luminosity and large cross section for these signal processes, on the other hand signal can be distinguished from background which needs application of ingenious methods. Here, we have inspired and followed the searches at the LHC using our analysis path and enhanced attainable limits obtained on the possible top-Higgs FCNC couplings phenomenologically. We obtain new limits which are beyond the current experimental limits obtained from different channels and processes at the LHC. The potential discovery or exclusion limits on branching ratios for tqH FCNC interactions can be set BR(ηuc)disc=9.08×10−6 or BR(ηuc)exc=2.78×10−6 at an integrated luminosity of 30ab−1, respectively. Our results are compatible with the other channels already studied at FCC-hh.