Search for lepton-flavour-violating decays of Higgs-like bosons

Aaij, R, Beteta, C Abellan, Adeva, B, Adinolfi, M, Aidala, CA, Ajaltouni, Z, Akar, S, Albicocco, P, Albrecht, J, Alessio, F
et al (show 829 more authors) (2018) Search for lepton-flavour-violating decays of Higgs-like bosons. EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL C, 78 (12). 1008-.

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A search is presented for a Higgs-like boson with mass in the range 45 to 195 GeV / c 2 decaying into a muon and a tau lepton. The dataset consists of proton-proton interactions at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV , collected by the LHCb experiment, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 2 fb - 1 . The tau leptons are reconstructed in both leptonic and hadronic decay channels. An upper limit on the production cross-section multiplied by the branching fraction at 95% confidence level is set and ranges from 22 pb for a boson mass of 45 GeV / c 2 to 4 pb for a mass of 195 GeV / c 2 .

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Uncontrolled Keywords: hep-ex, hep-ex
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2019 15:54
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2024 08:23
DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-018-6386-8
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