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Four-lepton LHC events from MSSM Higgs boson decays into neutralino and chargino pairs

Four-lepton LHC events from MSSM Higgs boson decays into neutralino and chargino pairs
Four-lepton LHC events from MSSM Higgs boson decays into neutralino and chargino pairs
Heavy neutral Higgs boson production and decay into neutralino and chargino pairs is studied at the Large Hadron Collider in the context of the minimal supersymmetric standard model. Higgs boson decays into the heavier neutralino and chargino states, i.e., H0, A0 X20, X30, X20, X40, X30, X30, X30, X40, X40  X40 as well as H0, A0 → X1± X2±, X2+ X2- (all leading to four-lepton plus missing transverse energy final states), is found to improve the possibilities of discovering such Higgs states beyond those previously identified by considering H0,A0 → X20 X20 decays only. In particular, H0,A0 bosons with quite heavy masses, approaching ~ 800 GeV in the so-called 'decoupling region' where no clear SM signatures for the heavier MSSM Higgs bosons are known to exist, can now be discerned, for suitable but not particularly restrictive configurations of the low energy supersymmetric parameters. The high MA discovery reach for the H0 and A0 may thus be greatly extended. Full event-generator level simulations, including realistic detector effects and analyses of all significant backgrounds, are performed to delineate the potential H0,A0 discovery regions. The wedgebox plot technique is also utilized to further analyze the 4ℓ plus missing transverse energy signal and background events. This study marks the first thorough and reasonably complete analysis of this important class of MSSM Higgs boson signature modes. In fact, this is the first time discovery regions including all possible neutralino and chargino decay modes of the Higgs bosons have ever been mapped out.
supersymmetry, phenomenology
037-[47pp]
Bisset, Mike
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Li, Jun
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Kersting, Nick
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Moortgat, Filip
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Moretti, Stefano
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Bisset, Mike
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Li, Jun
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Kersting, Nick
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Moortgat, Filip
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Moretti, Stefano
b57cf0f0-4bc3-4e02-96e3-071255366614

Bisset, Mike, Li, Jun, Kersting, Nick, Moortgat, Filip and Moretti, Stefano (2009) Four-lepton LHC events from MSSM Higgs boson decays into neutralino and chargino pairs. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2009 (8), 037-[47pp]. (doi:10.1088/1126-6708/2009/08/037).

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Abstract

Heavy neutral Higgs boson production and decay into neutralino and chargino pairs is studied at the Large Hadron Collider in the context of the minimal supersymmetric standard model. Higgs boson decays into the heavier neutralino and chargino states, i.e., H0, A0 X20, X30, X20, X40, X30, X30, X30, X40, X40  X40 as well as H0, A0 → X1± X2±, X2+ X2- (all leading to four-lepton plus missing transverse energy final states), is found to improve the possibilities of discovering such Higgs states beyond those previously identified by considering H0,A0 → X20 X20 decays only. In particular, H0,A0 bosons with quite heavy masses, approaching ~ 800 GeV in the so-called 'decoupling region' where no clear SM signatures for the heavier MSSM Higgs bosons are known to exist, can now be discerned, for suitable but not particularly restrictive configurations of the low energy supersymmetric parameters. The high MA discovery reach for the H0 and A0 may thus be greatly extended. Full event-generator level simulations, including realistic detector effects and analyses of all significant backgrounds, are performed to delineate the potential H0,A0 discovery regions. The wedgebox plot technique is also utilized to further analyze the 4ℓ plus missing transverse energy signal and background events. This study marks the first thorough and reasonably complete analysis of this important class of MSSM Higgs boson signature modes. In fact, this is the first time discovery regions including all possible neutralino and chargino decay modes of the Higgs bosons have ever been mapped out.

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Published date: 12 August 2009
Keywords: supersymmetry, phenomenology
Organisations: Physics & Astronomy

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URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/150809
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Date deposited: 01 Oct 2013 14:54
Last modified: 16 Jul 2018 16:31

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