# Search for a low-mass pseudoscalar Higgs boson produced in association with a $b\overline{b}$ pair in pp collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 8 TeV - Zurich Open Repository and Archive

CMS Collaboration; Canelli, F; Chiochia, V; Kilminster, B; Robmann, P; et al (2016). Search for a low-mass pseudoscalar Higgs boson produced in association with a $b\overline{b}$ pair in pp collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 8 TeV. Physics Letters B, 758:296-320.

## Abstract

A search is reported for a light pseudoscalar Higgs boson decaying to a pair of $τ$ leptons, produced in association with a $b\overline{b}$ pair, in the context of two-Higgs-doublet models. The results are based on pp collision data at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV collected by the CMS experiment at the LHC and corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 fb$^{−1}$. Pseudoscalar boson masses between 25 and 80 GeV are probed. No evidence for a pseudoscalar boson is found and upper limits are set on the product of cross section and branching fraction to τ pairs between 7 and 39 pb at the 95% confidence level. This excludes pseudoscalar A bosons with masses between 25 and 80 GeV, with SM-like Higgs boson negative couplings to down-type fermions, produced in association with $b\overline{b}$ pairs, in Type II, two-Higgs-doublet models.

## Abstract

A search is reported for a light pseudoscalar Higgs boson decaying to a pair of $τ$ leptons, produced in association with a $b\overline{b}$ pair, in the context of two-Higgs-doublet models. The results are based on pp collision data at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV collected by the CMS experiment at the LHC and corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 fb$^{−1}$. Pseudoscalar boson masses between 25 and 80 GeV are probed. No evidence for a pseudoscalar boson is found and upper limits are set on the product of cross section and branching fraction to τ pairs between 7 and 39 pb at the 95% confidence level. This excludes pseudoscalar A bosons with masses between 25 and 80 GeV, with SM-like Higgs boson negative couplings to down-type fermions, produced in association with $b\overline{b}$ pairs, in Type II, two-Higgs-doublet models.

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Item Type: Journal Article, refereed, original work 07 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute 530 Physics English 2016 09 Jan 2017 10:38 09 Jan 2017 10:38 Elsevier 0370-2693 Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2016.05.003

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