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Title: Search for neutral Higgs bosons decaying to tau pairs produced in association with b quarks in $$p\bar{p}$$ collisions at $$\sqrt{s} = 1.96$$ TeV

We report results from a search for neutral Higgs bosons produced in association with b quarks using data recorded by the D0 experiment at the Fermilab Tevatron Collider and corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 7.3 fb-1. This production mode can be enhanced in several extensions of the standard model (SM) such as in its minimal supersymmetric extension (MSSM) at high tanß. We search for Higgs bosons decaying to tau pairs with one tau decaying to a muon and neutrinos and the other to hadrons. The data are found to be consistent with SM expectations, and we set upper limits on the cross section times branching ratio in the Higgs boson mass range from 90 to 320 GeV/c2. We interpret our result in the MSSM parameter space, excluding tanß values down to 25 for Higgs boson masses below 170 GeV/c2.
Authors:
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  1. et al.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1021502
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB--11-293-E
Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007; arXiv eprint number arXiv:1106.4885; TRN: US1104013
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 107; Journal Issue: 12; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Contributing Orgs:
D0 Collaboration
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; B QUARKS; BRANCHING RATIO; CROSS SECTIONS; FERMILAB TEVATRON; HADRONS; HIGGS BOSONS; LUMINOSITY; MUONS; NEUTRINOS; PRODUCTION; STANDARD MODEL Experiment-HEP