Search for charged Higgs bosons in the H± ± decay channel in proton-proton collisions at √s = 13 TeV
A. M. Sirunyan, S. Lo Meo, et al. (The CMS Collaboration)
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A search is presented for charged Higgs bosons in the H± → τ±ντ decay mode in the hadronic final state and in final states with an electron or muon. The search is based on proton-proton collision data recorded by the CMS experiment in 2016 at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9 fb−1. The results agree with the background expectation from the standard model. Upper limits at 95% confidence level are set on the production cross section times branching fraction to τ±ντ for an H± in the mass range of 80 GeV to 3 TeV, including the region near the top quark mass. The observed limit ranges from 6 pb at 80 GeV to 5 fb at 3 TeV. The limits are interpreted in the context of the minimal supersymmetric standard model mmod−h scenario.
J. High Energ. Phys. 07 (2019) 142 https://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP07(2019)142