Search for a charged Higgs boson in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 8 TeV

V. Khachatryan M. Besançon 1 F. Couderc 1 M. Dejardin 1 D. Denegri 1 B. Fabbro 1 J.L. Faure C. Favaro 1 F. Ferri 1 S. Ganjour 1 A. Givernaud 1 P. Gras 1 G. Hamel De Monchenault 1 P. Jarry 1 E. Locci 1 M. Machet 1 J. Malcles 1 J. Rander 1 A. Rosowsky 1 M. Titov 1 A. Zghiche 1 I. Antropov 2 S. Baffioni 2 F. Beaudette 2 P. Busson 2 L. Cadamuro 2 E. Chapon 2 C. Charlot 2 T. Dahms 2 O. Davignon 2 N. Filipovic 2 A. Florent 2 R. Granier De Cassagnac 2 S. Lisniak 2 L. Mastrolorenzo 2 P. Mine 2 I.N. Naranjo 2 M. Nguyen C. Ochando 2 G. Ortona 2 P. Paganini 2 P. Pigard S. Regnard 2 R. Salerno 2 J.B. Sauvan 2 Y. Sirois 2 T. Strebler 2 Y. Yilmaz 2 A. Zabi 2 J.-L. Agram 3 J. Andrea 3 A. Aubin 3 D. Bloch 3 J.-M. Brom 3 M. Buttignol 3 E.C. Chabert 3 N. Chanon 3 C. Collard 3 E. Conte 3 X. Coubez 3 J.-C. Fontaine 3 D. Gele 3 U. Goerlach 3 C. Goetzmann 3 A.-C. Le Bihan 3 J.A. Merlin 3 K. Skovpen 3 P. Van Hove 3 S. Gadrat 4 S. Beauceron 5 C. Bernet 5 G. Boudoul 5 E. Bouvier 5 C.A. Carrillo Montoya 5 R. Chierici 5 D. Contardo 5 B. Courbon 5 P. Depasse 5 H. El Mamouni 5 J. Fan J. Fay 5 S. Gascon 5 M. Gouzevitch 5 B. Ille 5 F. Lagarde I.B. Laktineh 5 M. Lethuillier 5 L. Mirabito 5 A.L. Pequegnot 5 S. Perries 5 J.D. Ruiz Alvarez 5 D. Sabes 5 L. Sgandurra 5 V. Sordini 5 M. Vander Donckt 5 P. Verdier 5 S. Viret 5
Abstract : A search for a charged Higgs boson is performed with a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 +/- 0.5 inverse-femtobarns collected with the CMS detector in proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s) = 8 TeV. The charged Higgs boson is searched for in top quark decays for m(H+/-) < m(t) - m(b), and in the direct production pp -> t (b) H+/- for m(H+/-) > m(t) - m(b). The H+/- -> tau+/- nu[tau] and H+/- -> t b decay modes in the final states tau[h]+jets, mu tau[h], l+jets, and ll' (l = e, mu) are considered in the search. No signal is observed and 95\% confidence level upper limits are set on the charged Higgs boson production. A model-independent upper limit on the product branching fraction B( t -> H+/- b ) B( H+/- -> tau+/- nu[tau] )= 1.2-0.15\% is obtained in the mass range m(H+/-) = 80-160 GeV, while the upper limit on the cross section times branching fraction sigma( pp -> t (b) H+/- ) B( H+/- -> tau+/- nu[tau] ) = 0.38-0.025 pb is set in the mass range m(H+/-) = 180-600 GeV. Here, cross section sigma( pp -> t (b) H+/- ) stands for the sum sigma( pp -> tbar (b) H+ ) + sigma( pp -> t (bbar) H- ). Assuming B( H+/- -> t b ) = 1, an upper limit on sigma ( pp -> t (b) H+/- ) of 2.0-0.13 pb is set for m(H+/-) = 180-600 GeV. The combination of all considered decay modes and final states is used to set exclusion limits in the m(H+/-)-tan(beta) parameter space in different MSSM benchmark scenarios.
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Journal of High Energy Physics, Springer, 2015, 2015(11), pp.18. 〈10.1007/JHEP11(2015)018〉
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V. Khachatryan, M. Besançon, F. Couderc, M. Dejardin, D. Denegri, et al.. Search for a charged Higgs boson in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 8 TeV. Journal of High Energy Physics, Springer, 2015, 2015(11), pp.18. 〈10.1007/JHEP11(2015)018〉. 〈in2p3-01188996〉

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