Search for a charged Higgs Boson produced in the Vector-Boson fusion mode with decay H ± →W ± Z using pp collisions at s √ =8 TeV with the ATLAS experiment

Barton, Adam and Beattie, Michael and Borissov, Guennadi and Bouhova-Thacker, Eva and Dearnaley, William and Fox, Harald and Grimm, Kathryn and Henderson, Robert and Hughes, Gareth and Jones, Roger William Lewis and Kartvelishvili, Vakhtang and Long, Robin and Love, Peter and Maddocks, Harvey and Skinner, Malcolm and Smizanska, Maria and Walder, James and Wharton, Andy (2015) Search for a charged Higgs Boson produced in the Vector-Boson fusion mode with decay H ± →W ± Z using pp collisions at s √ =8  TeV with the ATLAS experiment. Physical review letters, 114 (23). ISSN 1079-7114

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A search for a charged Higgs boson, H ± , decaying to a W ± boson and a Z boson is presented. The search is based on 20.3  fb −1 of proton-proton collision data at a center-of-mass energy of 8 TeV recorded with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. The H ± boson is assumed to be produced via vector-boson fusion and the decays W ± →qq ′ ¯ and Z→e + e − /μ + μ − are considered. The search is performed in a range of charged Higgs boson masses from 200 to 1000 GeV. No evidence for the production of an H ± boson is observed. Upper limits of 31–1020 fb at 95% C.L. are placed on the cross section for vector-boson fusion production of an H ± boson times its branching fraction to W ± Z . The limits are compared with predictions from the Georgi-Machacek Higgs triplet model.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Physical review letters
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Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3100
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 75473
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 09 Sep 2015 06:34
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Published?: Published
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