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Searches for a heavy scalar boson H decaying to a pair of 125 GeV Higgs bosons hh or for a heavy pseudoscalar boson A decaying to Zh, in the final states with h -> tau tau

By BELFORTE S., CANDELISE V., CASARSA M., COSSUTTI F., DELLA RICCA G., GOBBO B., LA LICATA C., MARONE M., SCHIZZI A., ZANETTI A. and ET AL (the CMS Collaboration)

Abstract

A search for a heavy scalar boson H decaying into a pair of lighter standard-model-like 125 GeV Higgs bosons hh and a search for a heavy pseudoscalar boson A decaying into a Z and an h boson are presented. The searches are performed on a data set corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 fb−1 of pp collision data at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV, collected by CMS in 2012. A final state consisting of two τ leptons and two b jets is used to search for the H→hhH→hh decay. A final state consisting of two τ leptons from the h boson decay, and two additional leptons from the Z boson decay, is used to search for the decay A→ZhA→Zh. The results are interpreted in the context of two-Higgs-doublet models. No excess is found above the standard model expectation and upper limits are set on the heavy boson production cross sections in the mass ranges 260<mH<350 GeV260<mH<350 GeV and 220<mA<350 GeV220<mA<350 GeV

Topics: PARTICLE PHYSICS, LARGE HADRON COLLIDER, CMS
Year: 2016
DOI identifier: 10.1016/j.physletb.2016.01.056
OAI identifier: oai:arts.units.it:11368/2864980

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