Publication
Title
Search for neutral MSSM Higgs bosons decaying to a pair of tau leptons in pp collisions
Author
Institution/Organisation
CMS Collaboration
Abstract
A search for neutral Higgs bosons in the minimal supersymmetric extension of the standard model (MSSM) decaying to tau-lepton pairs in pp collisions is performed, using events recorded by the CMS experiment at the LHC. The dataset corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 24.6 fb(-1), with 4.9 fb(-1) at 7TeV and 19.7 fb(-1) at 8TeV. To enhance the sensitivity to neutral MSSM Higgs bosons, the search includes the case where the Higgs boson is produced in association with a b-quark jet. No excess is observed in the tau-lepton-pair invariant mass spectrum. Exclusion limits are presented in the MSSM parameter space for different benchmark scenarios, m(h)(max), m(h)(mod+), m(h)(mod-), light-stop, light-stau, T-phobic, and low-m(H). Upper limits on the cross section times branching fraction for gluon fusion and b-quark associated Higgs boson production are also given.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of high energy physics. - Bristol
Publication
Bristol : 2014
ISSN
1126-6708
1029-8479 [online]
Volume/pages
10(2014), 54 p.
Article Reference
160
ISI
000344651500001
Medium
E-only publicatie
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UAntwerpen
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