Search for a heavy Higgs boson decaying into a Z boson and another heavy Higgs boson in the ℓℓbb final state in pp collisions at √s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector
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A search for a heavy neutral Higgs boson, A, decaying into a Z boson and another heavy Higgs boson, H, is performed using a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 36.1 fb−1 from proton– proton collisions at √s = 13 TeV recorded in 2015 and 2016 by the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. The search considers the Z boson decaying to electrons or muons and the H boson into a pair of b-quarks. No evidence for the production of an A boson is found. Considering each production process separately, the 95% confidence-level upper limits on the pp → A → Z H production cross-section times the branching ratio H → bb are in the range of 14–830 fb for the gluon–gluon fusion process and 26–570 fb for the b-associated process for the mass ranges 130–700 GeV of the H boson and 230–800 GeV of the A boson. The results are interpreted in the context of two-Higgs-doublet models.
CitationAaboud M, Aad G, Abbott B, Abdinov OBo, Abeloos B, Abidi SH, AbouZeid H, Abraham NL, Abramowicz H, Abreu H, Buanes T, Dale Ø, Eigen G, Fomin N, Lipniacka A, Martin dit Latour B, Mæland S, Stugu B, Yang Z, Zalieckas J, Bugge MK, Cameron DG, Catmore JR, Feigl S, Franconi L, Garonne V, Gramstad E, Hellesund S, Morisbak V, Oppen H, Ould-Saada F, Read AL, Røhne OM, Sandaker H, Serfon C, Stapnes S, Vadla KOH, Abulaiti Y, Acharya BS, Adachi S, Adamczyk L, Adelman J, Adersberger M, Adye T, Affolder AA, Afik Y, Agheorghiesei C, Aguilar Saavedra JA, Ahmadov F, Aielli G, ATLAS C. Search for a heavy Higgs boson decaying into a Z boson and another heavy Higgs boson in the ℓℓbb final state in pp collisions at √s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector. Physics Letters B. 2018;783:392-414
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