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Title
Search for neutral MSSM Higgs bosons decaying to in pp collisions at 7 and 8 TeV
Author
Institution/Organisation
CMS Collaboration
Abstract
search for neutral Higgs bosons predicted in the minimal supersymmetric standard model (MSSM) for mu(+) mu(-) 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 b (b) over bar quark pair. No statistically significant excess is observed in the mu(+) mu(-) 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 beta 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 root s = 8 TeV. They are the most stringent limits obtained to date in this channel. (C) 2015 CERN for the benefit of the CMS Collaboration. Published by Elsevier B.V.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Physics letters: B. - Amsterdam, 1967, currens
Publication
Amsterdam : 2016
ISSN
0370-2693
Volume/pages
752(2016), p. 221-246
ISI
000368026000034
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 16.02.2016
Last edited 01.09.2017
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