Search for Neutral Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model Higgs Bosons Decaying to Tau Pairs in pp Collisions at root s=7 TeV


Chatrchyan S., Khachatryan V., Sirunyan A. M. , Tumasyan A., Adam W., Bergauer T., ...More

PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, vol.106, no.23, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 106 Issue: 23
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1103/physrevlett.106.231801
  • Title of Journal : PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS

Abstract

A search for neutral minimal supersymmetric standard model (MSSM) Higgs bosons in pp collisions at the LHC at a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV is presented. The results are based on a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 36 pb(-1) recorded by the CMS experiment. The search uses decays of the Higgs bosons to tau pairs. No excess is observed in the tau-pair invariant-mass spectrum. The resulting upper limits on the Higgs boson production cross section times branching fraction to tau pairs, as a function of the pseudoscalar Higgs boson mass, yield stringent new bounds in the MSSM parameter space.