Search for charged Higgs bosons in top quark decays

Collaboration, D0 and Bertram, Iain and Borissov, Guennadi and Fox, Harald and Williams, Mark and Ratoff, Peter and Rakitin, Alexander and Sopczak, Andre (2009) Search for charged Higgs bosons in top quark decays. Physics Letters B, 682 (3). pp. 278-286. ISSN 0370-2693

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Abstract

We present a search for charged Higgs bosons in top quark decays. We analyze the \eplus, \muplus, $ee$, $e\mu$, $\mu\mu$, \etau and \mutau final states from top quark pair production events, using data from about 1${\text{fb}}^{-1}$ of integrated luminosity recorded by the \dzero experiment at the Fermilab Tevatron Collider. We consider different scenarios of possible charged Higgs boson decays, one where the charged Higgs boson decays purely hadronically into a charm and a strange quark, another where it decays into a $\tau$ lepton and a $\tau$ neutrino and a third one where both decays appear. We extract limits on the branching ratio $B(t\to H^+ b)$ for all these models. We use two methods, one where the $t\bar{t}$ production cross section is fixed, and one where the cross section is fitted simultaneously with $B(t\to H^+b)$. Based on the extracted limits, we exclude regions in the charged Higgs boson mass and $\tan \beta$ parameter space for different scenarios of the minimal supersymmetric standard model.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Physics Letters B
Additional Information:
10 pages, 8 figures, submitted to PLB
Uncontrolled Keywords:
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ID Code:
63726
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Deposited On:
25 Apr 2013 10:26
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Yes
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Published
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18 Mar 2020 03:53