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Title: Search for a heavy pseudoscalar Higgs boson decaying into a 125 GeV Higgs boson and a Z boson in final states with two tau and two light leptons at √s = 13 TeV
Authors: Sirunyan, AM
Tumasyan, A
Adam, W
Ambrogi, F
Bergauer, T
Brandstetter, J
Dragicevic, M
Erö, J
Escalante Del Valle, A
Flechl, M
Frühwirth, R
Jeitler, M
Krammer, N
Krätschmer, I
Liko, D
Madlener, T
Mikulec, I
Rad, N
Schieck, J
Schöfbeck, R
Spanring, M
Spitzbart, D
Waltenberger, W
Wulz, CE
Zarucki, M
Drugakov, V
Mossolov, V
Suarez Gonzalez, J
Darwish, MR
De Wolf, EA
Di Croce, D
Janssen, X
Lauwers, J
Lelek, A
Pieters, M
Rejeb Sfar, H
Van Haevermaet, H
Van Mechelen, P
Van Putte, S
Van Remortel, N
Blekman, F
Bols, ES
Chhibra, SS
D’Hondt, J
De Clercq, J
Lontkovskyi, D
Lowette, S
Marchesini, I
Moortgat, S
Moreels, L
Python, Q
Skovpen, K
Tavernier, S
Van Doninck, W
Van Mulders, P
Van Parijs, I
Beghin, D
Bilin, B
Brun, H
Clerbaux, B
De Lentdecker, G
Delannoy, H
Dorney, B
Favart, L
Grebenyuk, A
Kalsi, AK
Luetic, J
Popov, A
Postiau, N
Starling, E
Thomas, L
Vander Velde, C
Vanlaer, P
Vannerom, D
Wang, Q
Cornelis, T
Dobur, D
Khvastunov, I
Roskas, C
Trocino, D
Tytgat, M
Verbeke, W
Vermassen, B
Vit, M
Zaganidis, N
Bondu, O
Bruno, G
Caputo, C
David, P
Delaere, C
Delcourt, M
Giammanco, A
Lemaitre, V
Magitteri, A
Prisciandaro, J
Saggio, A
Vidal Marono, M
Vischia, P
Zobec, J
Alves, FL
Keywords: Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments);Higgs physics
Issue Date: 11-Mar-2020
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Citation: Journal of High Energy Physics, 2020, 2020 (3)
Abstract: © 2020, The Author(s). A search is performed for a pseudoscalar Higgs boson, A, decaying into a 125 GeV Higgs boson h and a Z boson. The h boson is specifically targeted in its decay into a pair of tau leptons, while the Z boson decays into a pair of electrons or muons. A data sample of proton-proton collisions collected by the CMS experiment at the LHC at s = 13 TeV is used, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9 fb−1. No excess above the standard model background expectations is observed in data. A model-independent upper limit is set on the product of the gluon fusion production cross section for the A boson and the branching fraction to Zh → ℓℓττ. The observed upper limit at 95% confidence level ranges from 27 to 5 fb for A boson masses from 220 to 400 GeV, respectively. The results are used to constrain the extended Higgs sector parameters for two benchmark scenarios of the minimal supersymmetric standard model. [Figure not available: see fulltext.]
URI: http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/20738
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/JHEP03(2020)065
ISSN: 1126-6708
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/JHEP03(2020)065
1029-8479
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