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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

© 2019 The Author(s). 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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