Search for a CP-odd Higgs boson decaying to Zh in pp collisions at √s=8 TeV with the ATLAS detector

ATLAS, Collaboration; Beck, Hans Peter; Cervelli, Alberto; Ereditato, Antonio; Haug, Sigve; Kabana, Sonja; Meloni, Federico; Pretzl, Klaus-Peter; Stramaglia, Maria Elena; Stucci, Stefania; Weber, Michael (2015). Search for a CP-odd Higgs boson decaying to Zh in pp collisions at √s=8 TeV with the ATLAS detector. Physics letters. B, 744, pp. 163-183. Elsevier 10.1016/j.physletb.2015.03.054

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A search for a heavy, CP-odd Higgs boson, A , decaying into a Z boson and a 125 GeV Higgs boson, h , with the ATLAS detector at the LHC is presented. The search uses proton--proton collision data at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 20.3 fb¯¹. Decays of CP-even h bosons to ττ or bb pairs with the Z boson decaying to electron or muon pairs are considered, as well as h→bb decays with the Z boson decaying to neutrinos. No evidence for the production of an A boson in these channels is found and the 95% confidence level upper limits derived for σ(gg→A)×BR(A→Zh)×BR(h→ff ¯ ) are 0.098--0.013 pb for f=τ and 0.57-0.014 pb for f=b in a range of mA = 220-1000 GeV. The results are combined and interpreted in the context of two-Higgs doublet models.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

10 Strategic Research Centers > Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics (AEC)
08 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute > Laboratory for High Energy Physics (LHEP)

UniBE Contributor:

Beck, Hans Peter; Cervelli, Alberto; Ereditato, Antonio; Haug, Sigve; Meloni, Federico; Pretzl, Klaus-Peter; Stramaglia, Maria Elena; Stucci, Stefania and Weber, Michael

Subjects:

500 Science > 530 Physics

ISSN:

0370-2693

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Annette Krebs-Wegenast

Date Deposited:

07 Sep 2016 12:28

Last Modified:

12 Feb 2017 02:08

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.physletb.2015.03.054

ArXiv ID:

1502.04478

Additional Information:

Kollaboration - Es sind nur die Berner Autoren namentlich erwähnt

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.87657

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/87657

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