A search is conducted for a low-mass charged Higgs boson produced in a top quark decay and subsequently decaying into a charm and a strange quark. The data sample was recorded in proton-proton collisions at s=13 TeV by the CMS experiment at the LHC and corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 35.9 fb-1. The search is performed in the process of top quark pair production, where one top quark decays to a bottom quark and a charged Higgs boson and the other to a bottom quark and a W boson. With the W boson decaying to a charged lepton (electron or muon) and a neutrino, the final state comprises an isolated lepton, missing transverse momentum, and at least four jets, of which two are tagged as b jets. To enhance the search sensitivity, one of the jets originating from the charged Higgs boson is required to satisfy a charm tagging selection. No significant excess beyond standard model predictions is found in the dijet invariant mass distribution. An upper limit in the range 1.68%-0.25% is set on the branching fraction of the top quark decay to the charged Higgs boson and bottom quark for a charged Higgs boson mass between 80 and 160 GeV.

Sirunyan, A., Tumasyan, A., Adam, W., Ambrogi, F., Bergauer, T., Dragicevic, M., et al. (2020). Search for a light charged Higgs boson in the H±→cs channel in proton-proton collisions at s=13  TeV. PHYSICAL REVIEW D, 102(7) [10.1103/PhysRevD.102.072001].

Search for a light charged Higgs boson in the H±→cs channel in proton-proton collisions at s=13  TeV

Benaglia, A.;Beschi, A.;Brivio, F.;Cetorelli, F.;Ciriolo, V.;De Guio, F.;Dinardo, M.  E.;Ghezzi, A.;Govoni, P.;Guzzi, L.;Malberti, M.;Monti, F.;Moroni, L.;Paganoni, M.;Ragazzi, S.;Tabarelli de Fatis, T.;Valsecchi, D.;Zuolo, D.;Lucchini, M.  T.;
2020

Abstract

A search is conducted for a low-mass charged Higgs boson produced in a top quark decay and subsequently decaying into a charm and a strange quark. The data sample was recorded in proton-proton collisions at s=13 TeV by the CMS experiment at the LHC and corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 35.9 fb-1. The search is performed in the process of top quark pair production, where one top quark decays to a bottom quark and a charged Higgs boson and the other to a bottom quark and a W boson. With the W boson decaying to a charged lepton (electron or muon) and a neutrino, the final state comprises an isolated lepton, missing transverse momentum, and at least four jets, of which two are tagged as b jets. To enhance the search sensitivity, one of the jets originating from the charged Higgs boson is required to satisfy a charm tagging selection. No significant excess beyond standard model predictions is found in the dijet invariant mass distribution. An upper limit in the range 1.68%-0.25% is set on the branching fraction of the top quark decay to the charged Higgs boson and bottom quark for a charged Higgs boson mass between 80 and 160 GeV.
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Physics, LHC, CMS, Higgs boson
English
2020
102
7
072001
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Sirunyan, A., Tumasyan, A., Adam, W., Ambrogi, F., Bergauer, T., Dragicevic, M., et al. (2020). Search for a light charged Higgs boson in the H±→cs channel in proton-proton collisions at s=13  TeV. PHYSICAL REVIEW D, 102(7) [10.1103/PhysRevD.102.072001].
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