Search for MSSM Higgs bosons decaying to μ+μ in proton-proton collisions at s=13TeV

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Abstract

A search is performed for neutral non-standard-model Higgs bosons decaying to two muons in the context of the minimal supersymmetric standard model (MSSM). Proton-proton collision data recorded by the CMS experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV were used, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9fb−1. The search is sensitive to neutral Higgs bosons produced via the gluon fusion process or in association with a bb‾ quark pair. No significant deviations from the standard model expectation are observed. Upper limits at 95% confidence level are set in the context of the mh mod+ and phenomenological MSSM scenarios on the parameter tan⁡β as a function of the mass of the pseudoscalar A boson, in the range from 130 to 600 GeV. The results are also used to set a model-independent limit on the product of the branching fraction for the decay into a muon pair and the cross section for the production of a scalar neutral boson, either via gluon fusion, or in association with b quarks, in the mass range from 130 to 1000 GeV.

Original languageEnglish
Article number134992
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume798
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2019

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Keywords

  • BSM
  • CMS
  • Higgs
  • Model independent
  • MSSM
  • Muon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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