Search for MSSM Higgs bosons decaying to mu(+)mu(-) in proton-proton collisions at root s=13TeV

Sirunyan, AM, Tumasyan, A, Adam, W, Ambrogi, F, Bergauer, T, Brandstetter, J, Dragicevic, M, Eroe, J, Del Valle, A Escalante, Flechl, M
et al (show 2282 more authors) (2019) Search for MSSM Higgs bosons decaying to mu(+)mu(-) in proton-proton collisions at root s=13TeV. PHYSICS LETTERS B, 798. p. 134992.

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A search is performed for neutral non-standard-model Higgs bosons decaying to two muons in the context of the minimal supersymmetric standard model (MSSM). Proton-proton collision data recorded by the CMS experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider at a center-of-mass energy of 13TeVwere used, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9fb-1. The search is sensitive to neutral Higgs bosons produced via the gluon fusion process or in association with a bbquark pair. No significant deviations from the standard model expectation are observed. Upper limits at 95% confidence level are set in the context of the mmod+hand phenomenological MSSM scenarios on the parameter tanβas a function of the mass of the pseudoscalar Aboson, in the range from 130 to 600GeV. The results are also used to set a model-independent limit on the product of the branching fraction for the decay into a muon pair and the cross section for the production of a scalar neutral boson, either via gluon fusion, or in association with bquarks, in the mass range from 130 to 1000GeV.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: CMS, Higgs, Muon, BSM, MSSM, Model independent
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2019 16:55
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2023 00:14
DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2019.134992
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