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Search for a Light Pseudoscalar Higgs Boson in the Dimuon Decay Channel in pp Collisions at √s = 7 TeV

Chatrchyan, S. and Apresyan, A. and Bornheim, A. and Chen, Y. and Di Marco, E. and Duarte, J. and Gataullin, M. and Ma, Y. and Mott, A. and Newman, H. B. and Rogan, C. and Timciuc, V. and Traczyk, P. and Veverka, J. and Wilkinson, R. and Yang, Y. and Zhu, R. Y. and Spiropulu, M. and Dubinin, M. (2012) Search for a Light Pseudoscalar Higgs Boson in the Dimuon Decay Channel in pp Collisions at √s = 7 TeV. Physical Review Letters, 109 (12). Art. No. 121801. ISSN 0031-9007. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20121029-111342470

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Abstract

The dimuon invariant mass spectrum is searched in the range between 5.5 and 14 GeV for a light pseudoscalar Higgs boson a, predicted in a number of new physics models, including the next-to-minimal supersymmetric standard model. The data sample used in the search corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 1.3  fb^(-1) collected in pp collisions at √s=7  TeV with the CMS detector at the LHC. No excess is observed above the background predictions and upper limits are set on the cross section times branching fraction σ×B(pp→a→μ^+μ^-) in the range of 1.5–7.5 pb. These results improve on existing bounds on the abb coupling for m_a<m_(Υ(1S)) and are the first significant limits for m_a>m_(Υ(3S)). Constraints on the supersymmetric parameter space are presented in the context of the next-to-minimal model.


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Official Citation:Search for a Light Pseudoscalar Higgs Boson in the Dimuon Decay Channel in pp Collisions at √s=7  TeV S. Chatrchyan et al. (CMS Collaboration) Published 20 September 2012 (15 pages) 121801
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