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Title
Search for the exotic decay of the Higgs boson into two light pseudoscalars with four photons in the final state in proton-proton collisions at √s=13 TeV
Author
Institution/Organisation
CMS Collaboration
Abstract
A search for the exotic decay of the Higgs boson to a pair of light pseudoscalars, each of which subsequently decays into a pair of photons, is presented. The search uses data from proton-proton collisions at root s = 13TeV recorded with the CMS detector at the LHC that corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 132 fb(-1). The analysis probes pseudoscalar bosons with masses in the range 15-62 GeV, coming from the Higgs boson decay, which leads to four well-isolated photons in the final state. No significant deviation from the background-only hypothesis is observed. Upper limits are set on the product of the Higgs boson production cross section and branching fraction into four photons. The observed (expected) limits range from 0.80 (1.00) fb for a pseudoscalar boson mass of 15 GeV to 0.26 (0.24) fb for a mass of 62 GeV at 95% confidence level.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of high energy physics. - Bristol
Publication
Bristol : 2023
ISSN
1126-6708
1029-8479 [online]
DOI
10.1007/JHEP07(2023)148
Volume/pages
7 (2023) , p. 1-43
Article Reference
148
ISI
001061915800001
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UAntwerpen
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Last edited 08.12.2023
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