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Search for a light pseudoscalar Higgs boson produced in association with bottom quarks in pp collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 8 TeV


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A search for a light pseudoscalar Higgs boson (A) produced in association with bottom quarks and decaying into a muon pair is reported. The search uses 19.7 $fb{−1}$ of proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 8 TeV, collected by the CMS experiment. No signal is observed in the dimuon mass range from 25 to 60 GeV. Upper limits on the cross section times branching fraction, $\sigma (pp \to b\overline{b}A)\mathcal{B}(A \to \mu \mu)$, are set.

Abstract

A search for a light pseudoscalar Higgs boson (A) produced in association with bottom quarks and decaying into a muon pair is reported. The search uses 19.7 $fb{−1}$ of proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 8 TeV, collected by the CMS experiment. No signal is observed in the dimuon mass range from 25 to 60 GeV. Upper limits on the cross section times branching fraction, $\sigma (pp \to b\overline{b}A)\mathcal{B}(A \to \mu \mu)$, are set.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute
Dewey Decimal Classification:530 Physics
Scopus Subject Areas:Physical Sciences > Nuclear and High Energy Physics
Language:English
Date:2017
Deposited On:08 Feb 2018 16:09
Last Modified:14 Jul 2020 15:30
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1029-8479
OA Status:Gold
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Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP11(2017)010

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