Search for MSSM Higgs bosons decaying to mu(+)mu(-) in proton-proton collisions at root s=13TeV


Sirunyan A. M. , Tumasyan A., Adam W., Ambrogi F., Bergauer T., Brandstetter J., ...More

PHYSICS LETTERS B, vol.798, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 798
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.physletb.2019.134992
  • Title of Journal : PHYSICS LETTERS B

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 35.9 fb(-1). The search is sensitive to neutral Higgs bosons produced via the gluon fusion process or in association with a b (b) over bar 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 m(h)(mod+) and phenomenological MSSM scenarios on the parameter tan beta 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. (C) 2019 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier B.V.