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Title: Search for Higgs bosons decaying to aa in the μμττ final state in pp collisions at √s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS experiment

A search for the decay to a pair of new particles of either the 125 GeV Higgs boson ( h) or a second charge parity ( CP)-even Higgs boson ( H) is presented. The data set corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 20.3 fb -1 of pp collisions at √s = 8 TeV recorded by the ATLAS experiment at the LHC in 2012. The search was done in the context of the next-to-minimal supersymmetric standard model, in which the new particles are the lightest neutral pseudoscalar Higgs bosons ( a). One of the two a bosons is required to decay to two muons while the other is required to decay to two τ leptons. No significant excess is observed above the expected backgrounds in the dimuon invariant mass range from 3.7 to 50 GeV. Upper limits are placed on the production of haa relative to the standard model ggh production, assuming no coupling of the a boson to quarks. The most stringent limit is placed at 3.5% for m a = 3.75 GeV. Upper limits are also placed on the production cross section of Haa from 2.33 to 0.72 pb, for fixed m amore » = 5 GeV with m H ranging from 100 to 500 GeV.« less
  1. Aix-Marseille Univ. and CNRS/IN2P3, Marseille (France). et al.
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-06CH11357; SC0012704; AC02-76CH03000; AC02-05CH11231
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review. D, Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 92; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 1550-7998
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States); Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Contributing Orgs:
ATLAS Collaboration; The ATLAS Collaboration
Country of Publication:
United States
OSTI Identifier:
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1214265; OSTI ID: 1215644; OSTI ID: 1221627; OSTI ID: 1221629; OSTI ID: 1407322