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Flavor Changing Neutral Higgs Interactions with Top and Tau at Hadron Colliders

May 16, 2017, 2:00 PM
Haoran 102 (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)

Haoran 102

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Xuhui Campus


Prof. Chung Kao (University of Oklahoma)


A general two Higgs doublet model (2HDM) is adopted to study the signature of
flavor changing neutral Higgs (FCNH) decay
$\phi^0 \to t\bar{c}+\bar{t}c$ and $\phi^0 \to \tau\mu$, where
$\phi^0$ could be a CP-even scalar ($H^0$) or a CP-odd pseudoscalar ($A^0$)
as well as $t \to c h^0$.
Measurement of the light 125 GeV neutral Higgs boson ($h^0$) couplings at the
Large Hadron Collider (LHC) favor the decoupling limit or the alignment limit
of a 2HDM, in which gauge boson and diagonal fermion couplings of $h^0$
approach Standard Model values.
In such limit, FCNH couplings of $h^0$ are naturally
suppressed by a small mixing parameter $\cos(\beta-\alpha)$, while the
off-diagonal couplings of heavier neutral scalars $\phi^0$ are sustained by
$\sin(\beta-\alpha) \sim 1$.
We study physics background from dominant processes with realistic acceptance
cuts and tagging efficiencies. Promising results are found for the LHC running
at 13 or 14 TeV collision energies as well as future pp colliders
at 28 TeV, 33 TeV, or 100 TeV.

Primary authors

Prof. Chung Kao (University of Oklahoma) Prof. George W.S. Hou (National Taiwan University) Dr Masaya Kohda (National Taiwan University) Mr Brent McCoy (University of Oklahoma) Dr Amarjit Soni (Brookhaven National Lab)

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