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Search for MSSM Higgs bosons decaying to μ+μ-in proton-proton collisions at √s=13TeV

  • Author(s): Sirunyan, AM;
  • Tumasyan, A;
  • Adam, W;
  • Ambrogi, F;
  • Bergauer, T;
  • Brandstetter, J;
  • Dragicevic, M;
  • Erö, J;
  • Escalantedelvalle, A;
  • Flechl, M;
  • Frühwirth, R;
  • Jeitler, M;
  • Krammer, N;
  • Krätschmer, I;
  • Liko, D;
  • Madlener, T;
  • Mikulec, I;
  • Rad, N;
  • Schieck, J;
  • Schöfbeck, R;
  • Spanring, M;
  • Spitzbart, D;
  • Waltenberger, W;
  • Wittmann, J;
  • Wulz, CE;
  • Zarucki, M;
  • Drugakov, V;
  • Mossolov, V;
  • Gonzalez, JS;
  • Darwish, MR;
  • Dewolf, EA;
  • Di Croce, D;
  • Janssen, X;
  • Lauwers, J;
  • Lelek, A;
  • Pieters, M;
  • Vanhaevermaet, H;
  • Vanmechelen, P;
  • Van Remortel, N;
  • Blekman, F;
  • D'Hondt, J;
  • Declercq, J;
  • Flouris, G;
  • Lontkovskyi, D;
  • Lowette, S;
  • Marchesini, I;
  • Moortgat, S;
  • Moreels, L;
  • Python, Q;
  • Skovpen, K;
  • Tavernier, S;
  • Vandoninck, W;
  • Vanmulders, P;
  • Van Parijs, I;
  • Beghin, D;
  • Bilin, B;
  • Brun, H;
  • Clerbaux, B;
  • Delentdecker, G;
  • Delannoy, H;
  • Dorney, B;
  • Favart, L;
  • Grebenyuk, A;
  • Kalsi, AK;
  • Luetic, J;
  • Popov, A;
  • Postiau, N;
  • Starling, E;
  • Thomas, L;
  • Vandervelde, C;
  • Vanlaer, P;
  • Vannerom, D;
  • Wang, Q;
  • Cornelis, T;
  • Dobur, D;
  • Fagot, A;
  • Gul, M;
  • Khvastunov, I;
  • Roskas, C;
  • Trocino, D;
  • Tytgat, M;
  • Verbeke, W;
  • Vermassen, B;
  • Vit, M;
  • Zaganidis, N;
  • Bondu, O;
  • Bruno, G;
  • Caputo, C;
  • David, P;
  • Delaere, C;
  • Delcourt, M;
  • Giammanco, A;
  • Krintiras, G;
  • Lemaitre, V;
  • Magitteri, A;
  • Piotrzkowski, K;
  • Saggio, A;
  • Vidalmarono, M;
  • Vischia, P;
  • Zobec, J
  • et al.
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 13TeVwere used, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9fb-1. The search is sensitive to neutral Higgs bosons produced via the gluon fusion process or in association with a bbquark pair. No significant deviations from the standard model expectation are observed. Upper limits at 95% confidence level are set in the context of the mmod+hand phenomenological MSSM scenarios on the parameter tanβas a function of the mass of the pseudoscalar Aboson, in the range from 130 to 600GeV. 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 bquarks, in the mass range from 130 to 1000GeV.

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