Search for neutral MSSM Higgs bosons decaying to τ[superscript +]τ[superscript −] pairs in proton-proton collisions at √s = 7 TeV with the ATLAS detector
Author(s)Taylor, Frank E.
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A search for neutral Higgs bosons decaying to pairs of τ leptons with the ATLAS detector at the LHC is presented. The analysis is based on proton–proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV, recorded in 2010 and corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 36 pb[superscript −1]. After signal selection, 276 events are observed in this data sample. The observed number of events is consistent with the total expected background of 269±36269±36 events. Exclusion limits at the 95% confidence level are derived for the production cross section of a generic Higgs boson ϕ as a function of the Higgs boson mass and for [A over H over h] production in the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM) as a function of the parameters mA and tanβ.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics
Physics Letters B
Aad, G., B. Abbott, J. Abdallah, A.A. Abdelalim, A. Abdesselam, O. Abdinov, B. Abi, et al. “Search for Neutral MSSM Higgs Bosons Decaying to τ[superscript +]τ[superscript −] Pairs in Proton-proton Collisions at √s = 7 TeV with the ATLAS Detector.” Physics Letters B 705, no. 3 (November 2011): 174–192.
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