Search for charged Higgs bosons decaying into top and bottom quarks at √s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

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Abstract

A search for charged Higgs bosons heavier than the top quark and decaying via H± → tb is presented. The data analysed corresponds to 36.1 fb−1 of pp collisions at s=13 TeV and was recorded with the ATLAS detector at the LHC in 2015 and 2016. The production of a charged Higgs boson in association with a top quark and a bottom quark, pp → tbH±, is explored in the mass range from mH± = 200 to 2000 GeV using multi-jet final states with one or two electrons or muons. Events are categorised according to the multiplicity of jets and how likely these are to have originated from hadronisation of a bottom quark. Multivariate techniques are used to discriminate between signal and background events. No significant excess above the background-only hypothesis is observed and exclusion limits are derived for the production cross-section times branching ratio of a charged Higgs boson as a function of its mass, which range from 2.9 pb at mH± = 200 GeV to 0.070 pb at mH± = 2000 GeV. The results are interpreted in two benchmark scenarios of the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model.[Figure not available: see fulltext.].

Original languageEnglish
Article number85
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Volume2018
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2018

Funding

FundersFunder number
Not addedST/J005533/1, ST/K001310/1, ST/L006162/1, 1680493, ST/N000447/1, ST/J004804/1, ST/M000753/1, ST/N000307/1, ST/L003449/1, ST/N000420/1
AvH Foundation
BSF-NSF
Benoziyo Center, Israel
CEA-DRF/IRFU
Cantons of Bern and Geneva
DNSRCIN2P3-CNRS
DST/NRF
EU-ESF
Horizon 2020, and Marie Sklo dowska-Curie Actions
MES of Russia
MESTD
MNE/IFA
MSMT
MSSR
RGC
VSC CR
National Science Foundation1812377, 1624739
National Science Foundation
U.S. Department of Energy
Departamento Administrativo de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación (COLCIENCIAS)
Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science
CERN
National Research Council
College of Arts and Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Glycemic Index Foundation
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
Science and Technology Facilities CouncilST/H001158/1
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Leverhulme Trust
Royal Society
European Research Council
European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Australian Research Council
Singapore Eye Research Institute
Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
Agence Nationale de la Recherche
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung
Danmarks Grundforskningsfond
Canada Foundation for Innovation
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo
National Natural Science Foundation of China
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
Austrian Science Fund
Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica
Agencia Nacional de Promoción Científica y Tecnológica
Ministerstvo Zdravotnictví Ceské Republiky
Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek
Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad
Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Wirtschaft
General Secretariat for Research and Technology
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico
Ministry of Science and Technology
Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
Israel Science Foundation
Instituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare
Narodowe Centrum Nauki
Javna Agencija za Raziskovalno Dejavnost RS
Ministerstwo Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego
Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique et Technique
British Columbia Knowledge Development Fund
European Regional Development Fund
Institut Nacional d'Educacio Fisica de Catalunya, Generalitat de Catalunya
Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation
National Research Center "Kurchatov Institute"
Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation

    Keywords

    • Beyond Standard Model
    • Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments)
    • Higgs physics

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