Aug 4 – 8, 2015
America/Detroit timezone

Search for Higgs bosons decaying to aa in the μμττ final state in pp collisions at √s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS experiment

Aug 4, 2015, 2:45 PM
Vandenberg (Michigan League)


Michigan League

BSM Collider BSM Physics


Benjamin Eric Kaplan (New York University (US))


We present a search for the exotic decay of the SM-like Higgs boson (h), or the production of a second CP-even Higgs boson (H) decaying to a pair of neutral pseudoscalar Higgs bosons (a), in the next-to-minimal supersymmetric standard model (NMSSM), in events with two muons from the decay of one a boson, with the ATLAS detector in 20.3 /fb of √s = 8 TeV pp collisions. Events are further required to have an additional muon or an electron, with nearby tracks, consistent with decay of the second a boson to two taus. An upper limit on the production rate of haa, relative to the SM production, is set as a function of ma in the range from 3.7 to 50 GeV. An upper limit is also placed on the production rate of Haa for ma = 5 GeV and mH ranging from 100 to 500 GeV.
Oral or Poster Presentation Oral

Primary author

Benjamin Eric Kaplan (New York University (US))

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