A search is performed for neutral non-standard-model Higgs bosons decaying to two muons in the context of the minimal supersymmetric standard model (MSSM). Proton-proton collision data recorded by the CMS experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV were used, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9 fb(-1). The search is sensitive to neutral Higgs bosons produced via the gluon fusion process or in association with a b (b) over bar quark pair. No significant deviations from the standard model expectation are observed. Upper limits at 95% confidence level are set in the context of the m(h)(mod+) and phenomenological MSSM scenarios on the parameter tan beta as a function of the mass of the pseudoscalar A boson, in the range from 130 to 600 GeV. The results are also used to set a model-independent limit on the product of the branching fraction for the decay into a muon pair and the cross section for the production of a scalar neutral boson, either via gluon fusion, or in association with b quarks, in the mass range from 130 to 1000 GeV. (C) 2019 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier B.V.

Search for MSSM Higgs bosons decaying to mu(+)mu(-) in proton-proton collisions at root s=13TeV

Abbrescia, M.;De Palma, M.;My, S.;Nuzzo, S.;Pompili, A.;Selvaggi, G.;Venditti, R.;Galati, G.;Errico, F.;
2019

Abstract

A search is performed for neutral non-standard-model Higgs bosons decaying to two muons in the context of the minimal supersymmetric standard model (MSSM). Proton-proton collision data recorded by the CMS experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV were used, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9 fb(-1). The search is sensitive to neutral Higgs bosons produced via the gluon fusion process or in association with a b (b) over bar quark pair. No significant deviations from the standard model expectation are observed. Upper limits at 95% confidence level are set in the context of the m(h)(mod+) and phenomenological MSSM scenarios on the parameter tan beta as a function of the mass of the pseudoscalar A boson, in the range from 130 to 600 GeV. The results are also used to set a model-independent limit on the product of the branching fraction for the decay into a muon pair and the cross section for the production of a scalar neutral boson, either via gluon fusion, or in association with b quarks, in the mass range from 130 to 1000 GeV. (C) 2019 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier B.V.
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