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Title
Search for a Higgs boson decaying into a b-quark pair and produced in association with b quarks in proton-proton collisions at 7 TeV
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CMS Collaboration
Abstract
A search for a neutral Higgs boson decaying to a pair of b quarks, and produced in association with at least one additional b quark, is presented. Multijet final states with three jets identified as originating from b quarks, at least one of which may include a non-isolated muon, are studied. The data used in this analysis correspond to an integrated luminosity of 2.7-4.8 fb(-1), collected by the CMS experiment in proton-proton collisions at the LHC at a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV. This search is particularly sensitive to Higgs bosons in scenarios of the Minimal Supersymmetric Model (MSSM) with large values of tan beta. No excess over the predicted background from standard model processes is observed. Stringent upper limits on cross section times branching fraction are derived and interpreted as bounds in the MSSM tan beta and m(A) parameter-space. Observed 95% confidence level upper limits reach as low as tang beta approximate to 18 for M-A approximate to 100 GeV. (c) 2013 CERN. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights. reserved.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Physics letters: B. - Amsterdam, 1967, currens
Publication
Amsterdam : 2013
ISSN
0370-2693
Volume/pages
722:4-5(2013), p. 207-232
ISI
000319638000001
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