Search for Neutral Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model Higgs Bosons Decaying to Tau Pairs Produced in Association with b Quarks in p(p)over-bar Collisions at root s=1.96 TeV

Abazov, V. M. and Abbott, B. and Acharya, B. S. and Adams, M. and Adams, T. and Alexeev, G. D. and Alkhazov, G. and Alton, A. and Alverson, G. and Alves, G. A. and Aoki, M. and Arov, M. and Askew, A. and Asman, B. and Atramentov, O. and Avila, C. and BackusMayes, J. and Badaud, F. and Bagby, L. and Baldin, B. and Bandurin, D. V. and Banerjee, S. and Barberis, E. and Baringer, P. and Barreto, J. and Bartlett, J. F. and Bassler, U. and Bazterra, V. and Beale, S. and Bean, A. and Begalli, M. and Begel, M. and Belanger-Champagne, C. and Bellantoni, L. and Beri, S. B. and Bernardi, G. and Bernhard, R. and Bertram, I. and Besancon, M. and Beuselinck, R. and Bezzubov, V. A. and Bhat, P. C. and Bhatnagar, V. and Blazey, G. and Borissov, G. and Fox, H. and Price, D. and Ratoff, P. N. and Ross, A. and Williams, M. R. J. and , D0 Collaboration (2011) Search for Neutral Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model Higgs Bosons Decaying to Tau Pairs Produced in Association with b Quarks in p(p)over-bar Collisions at root s=1.96 TeV. Physical review letters, 107 (12). ISSN 0031-9007

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Abstract

We report results from a search for neutral Higgs bosons produced in association with b quarks using data recorded by the D0 experiment at the Fermilab Tevatron Collider and corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 7.3 fb(-1). This production mode can be enhanced in several extensions of the standard model (SM) such as in its minimal supersymmetric extension (MSSM) at high tan beta. We search for Higgs bosons decaying to tau pairs with one tau decaying to a muon and neutrinos and the other to hadrons. The data are found to be consistent with SM expectations, and we set upper limits on the cross section times branching ratio in the Higgs boson mass range from 90 to 320 GeV/c(2). We interpret our result in the MSSM parameter space, excluding tan beta values down to 25 for Higgs boson masses below 170 GeV/c(2).

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Physical review letters
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© 2011 American Physical Society
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24 May 2012 14:07
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