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Search for a very light NMSSM Higgs boson produced in decays of the 125 GeV scalar boson and decaying into tau leptons in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 8 TeV

Search for a very light NMSSM Higgs boson produced in decays of the 125 GeV scalar boson and decaying into tau leptons in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 8 TeV
Search for a very light NMSSM Higgs boson produced in decays of the 125 GeV scalar boson and decaying into tau leptons in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 8 TeV
A search for a very light Higgs boson decaying into a pair of tau leptons is presented within the framework of the next-to-minimal supersymmetric standard model. This search is based on a data set corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 inverse femtobarns of proton-proton collisions collected by the CMS experiment at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV. The signal is defined by the production of either of the two lightest scalars, h[1] or h[2], via gluon-gluon fusion and subsequent decay into a pair of the lightest Higgs bosons, a[1] or h[1]. The h[1] or h[2] boson is identified with the observed state at a mass of 125 GeV. The analysis searches for decays of the a[1] (h[1]) states into pairs of tau leptons and covers a mass range for the a[1] (h[1]) boson of 4 to 8 GeV. The search reveals no significant excess in data above standard model background expectations, and an upper limit is set on the signal production cross section times branching fraction as a function of the a[1] (h[1]) boson mass. The 95% confidence level limit ranges from 4.5 pb at m(a[1]) (m(h[1])) = 8 GeV to 10.3 pb at m(a[1]) (m(h[1])) = 5 GeV.
hep-ex
1029-8479
079
Khachatryan, Vardan
375bcfe5-df1a-41ad-9a90-553e557ef6d6
Belyaev, Alexander
6bdb9638-5ff9-4b65-a8f2-34bae3ac34b3
The CMS Collaboration
Khachatryan, Vardan
375bcfe5-df1a-41ad-9a90-553e557ef6d6
Belyaev, Alexander
6bdb9638-5ff9-4b65-a8f2-34bae3ac34b3

The CMS Collaboration (2016) Search for a very light NMSSM Higgs boson produced in decays of the 125 GeV scalar boson and decaying into tau leptons in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 8 TeV. Journal of High Energy Physics, 01, 079. (doi:10.1007/JHEP01(2016)079).

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A search for a very light Higgs boson decaying into a pair of tau leptons is presented within the framework of the next-to-minimal supersymmetric standard model. This search is based on a data set corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 inverse femtobarns of proton-proton collisions collected by the CMS experiment at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV. The signal is defined by the production of either of the two lightest scalars, h[1] or h[2], via gluon-gluon fusion and subsequent decay into a pair of the lightest Higgs bosons, a[1] or h[1]. The h[1] or h[2] boson is identified with the observed state at a mass of 125 GeV. The analysis searches for decays of the a[1] (h[1]) states into pairs of tau leptons and covers a mass range for the a[1] (h[1]) boson of 4 to 8 GeV. The search reveals no significant excess in data above standard model background expectations, and an upper limit is set on the signal production cross section times branching fraction as a function of the a[1] (h[1]) boson mass. The 95% confidence level limit ranges from 4.5 pb at m(a[1]) (m(h[1])) = 8 GeV to 10.3 pb at m(a[1]) (m(h[1])) = 5 GeV.

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Accepted/In Press date: 22 December 2015
e-pub ahead of print date: 13 January 2016
Additional Information: Replaced with published version. Added journal reference and DOI
Keywords: hep-ex
Organisations: Physics & Astronomy

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Local EPrints ID: 408092
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/408092
ISSN: 1029-8479
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ORCID for Alexander Belyaev: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1733-4408

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Date deposited: 11 May 2017 01:09
Last modified: 18 Feb 2021 17:09

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Author: Vardan Khachatryan
Corporate Author: The CMS Collaboration

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