Search for neutral MSSM Higgs bosons decaying to a pair of tau leptons in pp collisions

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Abstract: A search for neutral Higgs bosons in the minimal supersymmetric extension of the standard model (MSSM) decaying to tau-lepton pairs in pp collisions is performed, using events recorded by the CMS experiment at the LHC. The dataset corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 24.6 fb−1, with 4.9 fb−1 at 7 TeV and 19.7 fb−1 at 8 TeV. To enhance the sensitivity to neutral MSSM Higgs bosons, the search includes the case where the Higgs boson is produced in association with a b-quark jet. No excess is observed in the tau-lepton-pair invariant mass spectrum. Exclusion limits are presented in the MSSM parameter space for different benchmark scenarios, mh max, mh mod +, mh mod −, light-stop, light-stau, τ-phobic, and low-mH. Upper limits on the cross section times branching fraction for gluon fusion and b-quark associated Higgs boson production are also given.

Original languageEnglish
Article number160
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Volume2014
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Hadron-Hadron Scattering
  • Higgs physics
  • Supersymmetry

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Search for neutral MSSM Higgs bosons decaying to a pair of tau leptons in pp collisions. / The CMS collaboration.

In: Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol. 2014, No. 10, 160, 01.01.2014.

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