Search for neutral MSSM Higgs bosons decaying into a pair of bottom quarks

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Abstract: A search for neutral Higgs bosons decaying into a bb¯$$ \mathrm{b}\overline{\mathrm{b}} $$ quark pair and produced in association with at least one additional b quark is presented. This signature is sensitive to the Higgs sector of the minimal supersymmetric standard model (MSSM) with large values of the parameter tan β. The analysis is based on data from proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 8 TeV collected with the CMS detector at the LHC, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 fb−1. The results are combined with a previous analysis based on 7 TeV data. No signal is observed. Stringent upper limits on the cross section times branching fraction are derived for Higgs bosons with masses up to 900 GeV, and the results are interpreted within different MSSM benchmark scenarios, mh max, mh mod +, mh mod −, light-stau and light-stop. Observed 95% confidence level upper limits on tan β, ranging from 14 to 50, are obtained in the mh mod + benchmark scenario.[Figure not available: see fulltext.]

Original languageEnglish
Article number71
Pages (from-to)1-43
Number of pages43
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Volume2015
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2015

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Keywords

  • Beyond Standard Model
  • Hadron-Hadron Scattering
  • Higgs physics
  • Supersymmetry

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Search for neutral MSSM Higgs bosons decaying into a pair of bottom quarks. / The CMS collaboration.

In: Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol. 2015, No. 11, 71, 01.11.2015, p. 1-43.

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