Publication
Title
Search for neutral MSSM Higgs bosons at LEP
Author
Institution/Organisation
ALEPH Collaboration
DELPHI Collaboration
L3 Collaboration
OPAL Collaboration
Abstract
The four LEP collaborations, ALEPH, DELPHI, L3 and OPAL, have searched for the neutral Higgs bosons which are predicted by the Minimal Supersymmetric standard model (MSSM). The data of the four collaborations are statistically combined and examined for their consistency with the background hypothesis and with a possible Higgs boson signal. The combined LEP data show no significant excess of events which would indicate the production of Higgs bosons. The search results are used to set upper bounds on the cross-sections of various Higgs-like event topologies. The results are interpreted within the MSSM in a number of benchmark models, including CP-conserving and CP-violating scenarios. These interpretations lead in all cases to large exclusions in the MSSM parameter space. Absolute limits are set on the parameter cosβ and, in some scenarios, on the masses of neutral Higgs bosons.
Language
English
Source (journal)
European physical journal : C : particles and fields. - Berlin
European physical journal : C : particles and fields. - Berlin
Publication
Berlin : 2006
ISSN
1434-6044
Volume/pages
47:3(2006), p. 547-587
ISI
000241559900001
Full text (Publishers DOI)
UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Publication type
Subject
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Last edited 21.05.2017
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