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Search for charged Higgs bosons in e(+)e(-) collisions at root s=189-209 GeV

Abbiendi, G. and Ainsley, C. and Akesson, P. F. and Alexander, G. and Anagnostou, G. and Anderson, K. J. and Asai, S. and Axen, D. and Bailey, I. and Barberio, E. and Barillari, T. and Barlow, R. J. and Batley, R. J. and Bechtle, P. and Behnke, T. and Bell, K. W. and Bell, P. J. and Bella, G. and Bellerive, A. and Benelli, G. and Bethke, S. and Biebel, O. and Boeriu, O. and Bock, P. and Boutemeur, M. and Braibant, S. and Brown, R. M. and Burckhart, H. J. and Campana, S. and Capiluppi, P. and Carnegie, R. K. and Carter, A. A. and Carter, J. R. and Chang, C. Y. and Charlton, D. G. and Ciocca, C. and Csilling, A. and Cuffiani, M. and Dado, S. and Dallavalle, M. and De Roeck, A. and De Wolf, E. A. and Desch, K. and Dienes, B. and Dubbert, J. and Duchovni, E. and Duckeck, G. and Duerdoth, I. P. and Etzion, E. and Fabbri, F. and Ferrari, P. and Fiedler, F. and Fleck, I. and Ford, M. and Frey, A. and Gagnon, P. and Gary, J. W. and Geich-Gimbel, C. and Giacomelli, G. and Giacomelli, P. and Giunta, M. and Goldberg, J. and Gross, E. and Grunhaus, J. and Gruwe, M. and Gupta, A. and Hajdu, C. and Hamann, M. and Hanson, G. G. and Harel, A. and Hauschild, M. and Hawkes, C. M. and Hawkings, R. and Herten, G. and Heuer, R. D. and Hill, J. C. and Hoffman, K. and Horvath, D. and Igo-Kemenes, P. and Ishii, K. and Jeremie, H. and Jovanovic, P. and Junk, T. R. and Kanzaki, J. and Karlen, D. and Kawagoe, K. and Kawamoto, T. and Keeler, R. K. and Kellogg, R. G. and Kennedy, B. W. and Kluth, S. and Kobayashi, T. and Kobel, M. and Komamiya, S. and Kraemer, T. and Krasznahorkay, A. and Krieger, P. and von Krogh, J. and Kuhl, T. and Kupper, M. and Lafferty, G. D. and Landsman, H. and Lanske, D. and Lellouch, D. and Letts, J. and Levinson, L. and Lillich, J. and Lloyd, S. L. and Loebinger, F. K. and Lu, J. and Ludwig, A. and Ludwig, J. and Mader, W. and Marcellini, S. and Marchant, T. E. and Martin, A. J. and Mashimo, T. and Maettig, P. and McKenna, J. and McPherson, R. A. and Meijers, F. and Menges, W. and Merritt, F. S. and Mes, H. and Meyer, N. and Michelini, A. and Mihara, S. and Mikenberg, G. and Miller, D. J. and Mohr, W. and Mori, T. and Mutter, A. and Nagai, K. and Nakamura, I. and Nanjo, H. and Neal, H. A. and O'Neale, S. W. and Oh, A. and Okpara, A. and Oreglia, M. J. and Orito, S. and Pahl, C. and Pasztor, G. and Pater, J. R. and Pilcher, J. E. and Pinfold, J. and Plane, D. E. and Pooth, O. and Przybycien, M. and Quadt, A. and Rabbertz, K. and Rembser, C. and Renkel, P. and Roney, J. M. and Rossi, A. M. and Rozen, Y. and Runge, K. and Sachs, K. and Saeki, T. and Sarkisyan, E. K. G. and Schaile, A. D. and Schaile, O. and Scharff-Hansen, P. and Schieck, J. and Schoerner-Sadenius, T. and Schroeder, M. and Schumacher, M. and Seuster, R. and Shears, T. G. and Shen, B. C. and Sherwood, P. and Skuja, A. and Smith, A. M. and Sobie, R. and Soeldner-Rembold, S. and Spano, F. and Stahl, A. and Strom, D. and Stroehmer, R. and Tarem, S. and Tasevsky, M. and Teuscher, R. and Thomson, M. A. and Torrence, E. and Toya, D. and Trigger, I. and Trocsanyi, Z. and Tsur, E. and Turner-Watson, M. F. and Ueda, I. and Ujvari, B. and Vollmer, C. F. and Vannerem, P. and Vertesi, R. and Verzocchi, M. and Voss, H. and Vossebeld, J. and Ward, C. P. and Ward, D. R. and Watkins, P. M. and Watson, A. T. and Watson, N. K. and Wells, P. S. and Wengler, T. and Wermes, N. and Wilson, G. W. and Wilson, J. A. and Wolf, G. and Wyatt, T. R. and Yamashita, S. and Zer-Zion, D. and Zivkovic, L. and , OPAL Collaboration (2012) Search for charged Higgs bosons in e(+)e(-) collisions at root s=189-209 GeV. European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields, 72 (7). -. ISSN 1434-6044

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Abstract

A search is made for charged Higgs bosons predicted by Two-Higgs-Doublet extensions of the Standard Model (2HDM) using electron-positron collision data collected by the OPAL experiment at root s = 189-209 GeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of approximately 600 pb(-1). Charged Higgs bosons are assumed to be pair-produced and to decay into q (q) over bar, tau nu(tau) or AW(+/-)*. No signal is observed. Model-independent limits on the charged Higgs-boson production cross section are derived by combining these results with previous searches at lower energies. Under the assumption BR(H-+/- -> tau nu(tau)) + BR(H-+/- -> q (q) over bar) = 1, motivated by general 2HDM type II models, excluded areas on the [m(H +/-), BR(H-+/- -> tau nu(tau))] plane are presented and charged Higgs bosons are excluded up to a mass of 76.3 GeV at 95 % confidence level, independent of the branching ratio BR(H +/- -> tau nu(tau)). A scan of the 2HDM type I model parameter space is performed and limits on the Higgs-boson masses m(H)+/- and m(A) are presented for different choices of tan beta.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 58905
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 05 Oct 2012 14:13
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 00:14
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/58905

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