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Title: A search for pair production of new light bosons decaying into muons

In this study, a search for the pair production of new light bosons, each decaying into a pair of muons, is performed with the CMS experiment at the LHC, using a dataset corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 20.7 fb–1 collected in proton–proton collisions at center-of-mass energy of √s = 8 TeV. No excess is observed in the data relative to standard model background expectation and a model independent upper limit on the product of the cross section, branching fraction, and acceptance is derived. The results are compared with two benchmark models, the first one in the context of the next-to-minimal supersymmetric standard model, and the second one in scenarios containing a hidden sector, including those predicting a nonnegligible light boson lifetime.
  1. Yerevan Physics Inst. (YerPhI), Yerevan (Armenia). et al.
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB-15-244-CMS; CERN-PH-EP-2015-116; CMS-HIG-13-010
Journal ID: ISSN 0370-2693; arXiv eprint number arXiv:1506.00424; TRN: US1600963
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Published Article
Journal Name:
Physics Letters. Section B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 752; Journal ID: ISSN 0370-2693
Research Org:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Contributing Orgs:
CMS Collaboration
Country of Publication:
United States
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; LHC; CMS; muon; NMSSM; hidden sectors; dark matter
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Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1212671