Search for Heavy Higgs Bosons A /H Decaying to a Top Quark Pair in pp Collisions at s =8 TeV with the ATLAS Detector

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Abstract

A search for heavy pseudoscalar (A) and scalar (H) Higgs bosons decaying into a top quark pair (tt) has been performed with 20.3 fb-1 of proton-proton collision data collected by the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at a center-of-mass energy s=8 TeV. Interference effects between the signal process and standard model tt production, which are expected to distort the signal shape from a single peak to a peak-dip structure, are taken into account. No significant deviation from the standard model prediction is observed in the tt invariant mass spectrum in final states with an electron or muon, large missing transverse momentum, and at least four jets. The results are interpreted within the context of a type-II two-Higgs-doublet model. Exclusion limits on the signal strength are derived as a function of the mass mA/H and the ratio of the vacuum expectation values of the two Higgs fields, tanβ, for mA/H>500 GeV.

Original languageEnglish
Article number191803
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume119
Issue number19
DOIs
StatePublished - 9 Nov 2017

Funding

FundersFunder number
CEA-DSM
Cantons of Bern and Geneva
Czech Republic
DNSRCIN2P3-CNRS
EU-ESF
IRFU
MES of Russia
MESTD
MIZŠ
MNE
MSMT
MSSR
RGC
Région Auvergne
VSC CR
Wallenberg Foundation
National Science Foundation1624739
National Science Foundation
U.S. Department of Energy
Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung
CRC Health Group
Departamento Administrativo de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación (COLCIENCIAS)
Ontario Innovation Trust
Canarie
H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
Biomedical Research Foundation
Seventh Framework Programme246806
Seventh Framework Programme
Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science
CERN
Compute Canada
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
National Research Council Canada
Canada Council for the Arts
Canada Foundation for Innovation
Science and Technology Facilities CouncilST/J005533/1, ST/N000307/1, ST/N000331/1, ST/H001158/2, GRIDPP, ST/N000404/1, PP/E000452/1, ST/J004804/1, ST/H001158/1, 1653101, ST/K001329/1, ST/N000277/1, 1659192
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Leverhulme Trust
Royal Society
European Research Council
Australian Research Council
Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, India
Singapore Eye Research Institute
Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft
Minerva Foundation
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
German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development
United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation
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
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Austrian Science Fund
Generalitat de Catalunya
Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica
Agencia Nacional de Promoción Científica y Tecnológica
Fonds Québécois de la Recherche sur la Nature et les Technologies
Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek
Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad
Generalitat Valenciana
Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Wirtschaft
General Secretariat for Research and Technology
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico
National Research Foundation of Korea
Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
Nella and Leon Benoziyo Center for Neurological Diseases, Weizmann Institute of Science
Israel Science Foundation
Instituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare
Narodowe Centrum Nauki
Javna Agencija za Raziskovalno Dejavnost RS
Ministerstwo Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego
Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation
Israeli Centers for Research Excellence
Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique et Technique
Horizon 2020
British Columbia Knowledge Development Fund
European Regional Development Fund
Council on grants of the President of the Russian Federation
Fondation Partager le Savoir
National Research Center "Kurchatov Institute"
Institutul de Fizică Atomică

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