Tevatron Constraints on Models of the Higgs Boson with Exotic Spin and Parity Using Decays to Bottom-Antibottom Quark Pairs

Aaltonen, T. and Abazov, V.M. and Abbott, B. and Acharya, B.S. and Adams, M. and Adams, T. and Agnew, J.P. and Alexeev, G.D. and Alkhazov, G. and Alton, A. and Amerio, S. and Amidei, D. and Anastassov, A. and Annovi, A. and Antos, J. and Apollinari, G. and Appel, J.A. and Arisawa, T. and Artikov, A. and Asaadi, J. and Ashmanskas, W. and Askew, A. and Atkins, S. and Auerbach, B. and Augsten, K. and Aurisano, A. and Avila, C. and Azfar, F. and Badaud, F. and Badgett, W. and Bae, T. and Bagby, L. and Baldin, B. and Bandurin, D.V. and Banerjee, S. and Barbaro-Galtieri, A. and Barberis, E. and Baringer, P. and Barnes, V.E. and Barnett, B.A. and Barria, P. and Bartlett, J.F. and Bartos, P. and Bertram, I. and Borissov, G. and Fox, H. and Price, D. and Ratoff, P.N. and Ross, A. and Williams, M.R.J. (2015) Tevatron Constraints on Models of the Higgs Boson with Exotic Spin and Parity Using Decays to Bottom-Antibottom Quark Pairs. Physical review letters, 114 (15). ISSN 1079-7114

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Abstract

Combined constraints from the CDF and D0 Collaborations on models of the Higgs boson with exotic spin J and parity P are presented and compared with results obtained assuming the standard model value JP=0+. Both collaborations analyzed approximately 10  fb−1 of proton-antiproton collisions with a center-of-mass energy of 1.96 TeV collected at the Fermilab Tevatron. Two models predicting exotic Higgs bosons with JP=0− and JP=2+ are tested. The kinematic properties of exotic Higgs boson production in association with a vector boson differ from those predicted for the standard model Higgs boson. Upper limits at the 95% credibility level on the production rates of the exotic Higgs bosons, expressed as fractions of the standard model Higgs boson production rate, are set at 0.36 for both the JP=0− hypothesis and the JP=2+ hypothesis. If the production rate times the branching ratio to a bottom-antibottom pair is the same as that predicted for the standard model Higgs boson, then the exotic bosons are excluded with significances of 5.0 standard deviations and 4.9 standard deviations for the JP=0− and JP=2+ hypotheses, respectively.

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