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Search for neutral MSSM Higgs bosons decaying to μ+μ− in pp collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 7 and 8 TeV


CMS Collaboration; Canelli, F; Chiochia, V; Kilminster, B; Robmann, P; et al (2016). Search for neutral MSSM Higgs bosons decaying to μ+μ− in pp collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 7 and 8 TeV. Physics Letters B, 752:221-246.

Abstract

A search for neutral Higgs bosons predicted in the minimal supersymmetric standard model (MSSM) for$μ^{+}μ^{−}$ decay channels is presented. The analysis uses data collected by the CMS experiment at the LHC in proton–proton collisions at centre-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV, corresponding to integrated luminosities of 5.1 and 19.3 fb$^{−1}$ , respectively. The search is sensitive to Higgs bosons produced either through the gluon fusion process or in association with a bb‾ quark pair. No statistically significant excess is observed in the $μ^{+}μ^{−}$ mass spectrum. Results are interpreted in the framework of several benchmark scenarios, and the data are used to set an upper limit on the MSSM parameter tan⁡β as a function of the mass of the pseudoscalar A boson in the range from 115 to 300 GeV. Model independent upper limits are given for the product of the cross section and branching fraction for gluon fusion and b quark associated production at $\sqrt{s}$=8 TeV . They are the most stringent limits obtained to date in this channel.

Abstract

A search for neutral Higgs bosons predicted in the minimal supersymmetric standard model (MSSM) for$μ^{+}μ^{−}$ decay channels is presented. The analysis uses data collected by the CMS experiment at the LHC in proton–proton collisions at centre-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV, corresponding to integrated luminosities of 5.1 and 19.3 fb$^{−1}$ , respectively. The search is sensitive to Higgs bosons produced either through the gluon fusion process or in association with a bb‾ quark pair. No statistically significant excess is observed in the $μ^{+}μ^{−}$ mass spectrum. Results are interpreted in the framework of several benchmark scenarios, and the data are used to set an upper limit on the MSSM parameter tan⁡β as a function of the mass of the pseudoscalar A boson in the range from 115 to 300 GeV. Model independent upper limits are given for the product of the cross section and branching fraction for gluon fusion and b quark associated production at $\sqrt{s}$=8 TeV . They are the most stringent limits obtained to date in this channel.

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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:2016
Deposited On:06 Jan 2017 13:48
Last Modified:06 Jan 2017 13:48
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0370-2693
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2015.11.042

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