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Title: Search for a Charged Higgs Boson Produced in the Vector-Boson Fusion Mode with Decay H ± W ± Z using p p Collisions at s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS Experiment

Abstract

A search for a charged Higgs boson, H±, decaying to a W± boson and a Z boson is presented. The search is based on 20.3 fb⁻¹ of proton-proton collision data at a center-of-mass energy of 8 TeV recorded with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. The H± boson is assumed to be produced via vector-boson fusion and the decays W±→qq'¯ and Z→e⁺e⁻/μ⁺μ⁻ are considered. The search is performed in a range of charged Higgs boson masses from 200 to 1000 GeV. No evidence for the production of an H± boson is observed. Upper limits of 31–1020 fb at 95% C.L. are placed on the cross section for vector-boson fusion production of an H± boson times its branching fraction to W±Z. The limits are compared with predictions from the Georgi-Machacek Higgs triplet model.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Aix-Marseille Universite, Marseille (France). et al.
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States); SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States); Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP)
Contributing Org.:
ATLAS Collaboration
OSTI Identifier:
1184070
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1210177; OSTI ID: 1221137; OSTI ID: 1407307
Report Number(s):
BNL-108237-2015-JA
Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007; PRLTAO; 231801
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0012704; AC02-06CH11357; AC02-76CH03000; AC03-76SF00515; AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Physical Review Letters Journal Volume: 114 Journal Issue: 23; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Publisher:
American Physical Society
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

Citation Formats

G., Aad. Search for a Charged Higgs Boson Produced in the Vector-Boson Fusion Mode with Decay H ± → W ± Z using p p Collisions at s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS Experiment. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.114.231801.
G., Aad. Search for a Charged Higgs Boson Produced in the Vector-Boson Fusion Mode with Decay H ± → W ± Z using p p Collisions at s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS Experiment. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.114.231801.
G., Aad. Tue . "Search for a Charged Higgs Boson Produced in the Vector-Boson Fusion Mode with Decay H ± → W ± Z using p p Collisions at s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS Experiment". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.114.231801.
@article{osti_1184070,
title = {Search for a Charged Higgs Boson Produced in the Vector-Boson Fusion Mode with Decay H ± → W ± Z using p p Collisions at s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS Experiment},
author = {G., Aad},
abstractNote = {A search for a charged Higgs boson, H±, decaying to a W± boson and a Z boson is presented. The search is based on 20.3 fb⁻¹ of proton-proton collision data at a center-of-mass energy of 8 TeV recorded with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. The H± boson is assumed to be produced via vector-boson fusion and the decays W±→qq'¯ and Z→e⁺e⁻/μ⁺μ⁻ are considered. The search is performed in a range of charged Higgs boson masses from 200 to 1000 GeV. No evidence for the production of an H± boson is observed. Upper limits of 31–1020 fb at 95% C.L. are placed on the cross section for vector-boson fusion production of an H± boson times its branching fraction to W±Z. The limits are compared with predictions from the Georgi-Machacek Higgs triplet model.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.114.231801},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 23,
volume = 114,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {6}
}

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