Results are reported on a search for decays of a pseudoscalar A boson into a Z boson and a light scalar h boson, where the Z boson decays into a pair of oppositely-charged electrons or muons, and the h boson decays into bb. The search is based on data from proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy root s = 8 TeV collected with the CMS detector, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 fb(-1). The h boson is assumed to be the standard model-like Higgs boson with a mass of 125 GeV. With no evidence for signal, upper limits are obtained on the product of the production cross section and the branching fraction of the A boson in the Zh channel. Results are also interpreted in the context of two Higgs doublet models.

Search for a pseudoscalar boson decaying into a Z boson and the 125 GeV Higgs boson in ℓ+-bb final states

BRAGHIERI, ALESSANDRO;GABUSI, MICHELE;MAGNANI, ALICE;RATTI, SERGIO PEPPINO;RICCARDI, CRISTINA;SALVINI, PAOLA;VAI, ILARIA;VITULO, PAOLO
2015

Abstract

Results are reported on a search for decays of a pseudoscalar A boson into a Z boson and a light scalar h boson, where the Z boson decays into a pair of oppositely-charged electrons or muons, and the h boson decays into bb. The search is based on data from proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy root s = 8 TeV collected with the CMS detector, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 fb(-1). The h boson is assumed to be the standard model-like Higgs boson with a mass of 125 GeV. With no evidence for signal, upper limits are obtained on the product of the production cross section and the branching fraction of the A boson in the Zh channel. Results are also interpreted in the context of two Higgs doublet models.
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