Top partner probes of extended Higgs sectors
Author(s)Kearney, John; Pierce, Aaron; Thaler, Jesse
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Natural theories of the weak scale often include fermionic partners of the top quark. If the electroweak symmetry breaking sector contains scalars beyond a single Higgs doublet, then top partners can have sizable branching ratios to these extended Higgs sector states. In fact, top partner decays may provide the most promising discovery mode for such scalars, especially given the large backgrounds to direct and associated production. In this paper, we present a search strategy for top partner decays to a charged Higgs boson and a bottom quark, focusing on the case where the charged Higgs dominantly decays to third-generation quarks to yield a multi-b final state. We also discuss ways to extend this search to exotic neutral scalars decaying to bottom quark pairs.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Center for Theoretical Physics; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics
Journal of High Energy Physics
Kearney, John, Aaron Pierce, and Jesse Thaler. “Top Partner Probes of Extended Higgs Sectors.” J. High Energ. Phys. 2013, no. 8 (August 2013).