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Search for a charged Higgs boson in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 8 TeV


CMS Collaboration; Khachatryan, V; Sirunyan, A; Tumasyan, A; Aarestad, T K; Amsler, C; Caminada, L; Canelli, M F; Chiochia, V; De Cosa, A; Galloni, C; Hinzmann, A; Hreus, T; Kilmister, B; Lange, C; Ngadiuba, J; Pinna, D; Robmann, P; Ronga, F J; Salerno, D; Yang, Y; et al (2015). Search for a charged Higgs boson in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 8 TeV. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2015(11):18.

Abstract

A search for a charged Higgs boson is performed with a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 $\pm$ 0.5 inverse-femtobarns collected with the CMS detector in proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 8 TeV. The charged Higgs boson is searched for in top quark decays for m(H+/-) < m(t) - m(b), and in the direct production pp -> t (b) H+/- for m(H+/-) > m(t) - m(b). The H+/- -> tau+/- nu[tau] and H+/- -> t b decay modes in the final states tau[h]+jets, mu tau[h], l+jets, and ll' (l = e, mu) are considered in the search. No signal is observed and 95\% confidence level upper limits are set on the charged Higgs boson production. A model-independent upper limit on the product branching fraction $\mathrm{\mathcal{B}}\left(\mathrm{t}\to {\mathrm{H}}^{\pm}\mathrm{b}\right)\mathrm{\mathcal{B}}\left({\mathrm{H}}^{\pm}\to {\tau}^{\pm }{\nu}_{\tau}\right)=1.2-0.15\%$ is obtained in the mass range m(H+/-) = 80-160 GeV, while the upper limit on the cross section times branching fraction $\sigma \left(\mathrm{pp}\to \mathrm{t}\left(\mathrm{b}\right){\mathrm{H}}^{\pm}\right)\mathrm{\mathcal{B}}\left({\mathrm{H}}^{\pm}\to\ {\tau}^{\pm }{\nu}_{\tau}\right)=0.38-0.025$ pb is set in the mass range m(H+/-) = 180-600 GeV. Here, cross section sigma( pp -> t (b) H+/- ) stands for the sum $\sigma \left(\mathrm{pp}\to \overline{\mathrm{t}}\left(\mathrm{b}\right){\mathrm{H}}^{+}\right)+\sigma \left(\mathrm{pp}\to \mathrm{t}\left(\overline{\mathrm{b}}\right){\mathrm{H}}^{-}\right)$. Assuming $\mathrm{\mathcal{B}}\left({\mathrm{H}}^{\pm}\to \mathrm{t}\mathrm{b}\right)=1$, an upper limit on sigma ( pp -> t (b) H+/- ) of 2.0-0.13 pb is set for m(H+/-) = 180-600 GeV. The combination of all considered decay modes and final states is used to set exclusion limits in the m(H+/-)-tan $\beta$ parameter space in different MSSM benchmark scenarios.

Abstract

A search for a charged Higgs boson is performed with a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 $\pm$ 0.5 inverse-femtobarns collected with the CMS detector in proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 8 TeV. The charged Higgs boson is searched for in top quark decays for m(H+/-) < m(t) - m(b), and in the direct production pp -> t (b) H+/- for m(H+/-) > m(t) - m(b). The H+/- -> tau+/- nu[tau] and H+/- -> t b decay modes in the final states tau[h]+jets, mu tau[h], l+jets, and ll' (l = e, mu) are considered in the search. No signal is observed and 95\% confidence level upper limits are set on the charged Higgs boson production. A model-independent upper limit on the product branching fraction $\mathrm{\mathcal{B}}\left(\mathrm{t}\to {\mathrm{H}}^{\pm}\mathrm{b}\right)\mathrm{\mathcal{B}}\left({\mathrm{H}}^{\pm}\to {\tau}^{\pm }{\nu}_{\tau}\right)=1.2-0.15\%$ is obtained in the mass range m(H+/-) = 80-160 GeV, while the upper limit on the cross section times branching fraction $\sigma \left(\mathrm{pp}\to \mathrm{t}\left(\mathrm{b}\right){\mathrm{H}}^{\pm}\right)\mathrm{\mathcal{B}}\left({\mathrm{H}}^{\pm}\to\ {\tau}^{\pm }{\nu}_{\tau}\right)=0.38-0.025$ pb is set in the mass range m(H+/-) = 180-600 GeV. Here, cross section sigma( pp -> t (b) H+/- ) stands for the sum $\sigma \left(\mathrm{pp}\to \overline{\mathrm{t}}\left(\mathrm{b}\right){\mathrm{H}}^{+}\right)+\sigma \left(\mathrm{pp}\to \mathrm{t}\left(\overline{\mathrm{b}}\right){\mathrm{H}}^{-}\right)$. Assuming $\mathrm{\mathcal{B}}\left({\mathrm{H}}^{\pm}\to \mathrm{t}\mathrm{b}\right)=1$, an upper limit on sigma ( pp -> t (b) H+/- ) of 2.0-0.13 pb is set for m(H+/-) = 180-600 GeV. The combination of all considered decay modes and final states is used to set exclusion limits in the m(H+/-)-tan $\beta$ parameter space in different MSSM benchmark scenarios.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute
Dewey Decimal Classification:530 Physics
Language:English
Date:2015
Deposited On:15 Feb 2016 14:33
Last Modified:08 Dec 2017 19:00
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1029-8479
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Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP11(2015)018
Related URLs:http://arxiv.org/abs/1508.07774 (Organisation)

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