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Advances in High Energy Physics
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 1572053, 8 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/1572053
Research Article

Probing the Anomalous FCNC Couplings at Large Hadron Electron Collider

1Department of Energy Systems Engineering, Giresun University, 28200 Giresun, Turkey
2European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva, Switzerland
3Department of Electric and Electronics Engineering, Giresun University, 28200 Giresun, Turkey
4Department of Physics, Abant Izzet Baysal University, 14280 Bolu, Turkey
5Department of Physics, Ankara University, Tandogan, 06100 Ankara, Turkey

Correspondence should be addressed to I. Turk Cakir; hc.nrec@rikac.krut.yakli

Received 6 May 2017; Accepted 14 August 2017; Published 14 September 2017

Academic Editor: Jinmian Li

Copyright © 2017 I. Turk Cakir et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. The publication of this article was funded by SCOAP3.

Abstract

We investigate the anomalous flavour changing neutral current (FCNC) interactions of top quark through the process . We calculate the signal and background cross sections in electron-proton collisions at Large Hadron electron Collider (LHeC) with a 7 TeV proton beam from the LHC and a new 60 GeV electron beam from energy recovery linac (ERL). We study the relevant background processes including one electron and three jets in the final state. The distributions of the invariant mass of two jets and an additional jet tagged as -jet are used to account for signal and background events after the analysis cuts. We find upper bounds on anomalous FCNC couplings of the order of at LHeC for a luminosity projection of together with the fast simulation of detector effects. As a matter of interest, we analyze the sensitivity to the couplings , and find an enhanced sensitivity to at the LHeC when compared to the results from the HERA.