Search for minimal supersymmetric standard model Higgs Bosons H / A and for a Z′ boson in the ττ final state produced in pp collisions at √s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

Barton, Adam Edward and Beattie, Michael and Bertram, Iain Alexander and Borissov, Guennadi and Bouhova-Thacker, Evelina Vassileva and Dearnaley, William and Fox, Harald and Grimm, Kathryn Ann Tschann and Henderson, Robert Charles William and Hughes, Gareth and Jones, Roger William Lewis and Kartvelishvili, Vakhtang and Long, Robin Eamonn and Love, Peter Allan and Muenstermann, Daniel Matthias Alfred and Parker, Adam Jackson and Skinner, Malcolm and Smizanska, Maria and Walder, James William and Wharton, Andy (2016) Search for minimal supersymmetric standard model Higgs Bosons H / A and for a Z′ boson in the ττ final state produced in pp collisions at √s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector. European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields, 76 (11). ISSN 1434-6044

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Abstract

A search for neutral Higgs bosons of the minimal supersymmetric standard model (MSSM) and for a heavneutral Z′ boson is performed using a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.2 fb−1 from proton–proton collisions at √s=13 TeV recorded by the ATLAS detector at the LHC. The heavy resonance is assumed to decay to a τ+τ− pair with at least one τ lepton decaying to final states with hadrons and a neutrino. The search is performed in the mass range of 0.2–1.2 TeV for the MSSM neutral Higgs bosons and 0.5–2.5 TeV for the heavy neutral Z′ boson. The data are in good agreement with the background predicted by the Standard Model. The results are interpreted in MSSM and Z′ benchmark scenarios. The most stringent constraints on the MSSM mA–tan β space exclude at 95 % confidence level (CL) tanβ>7.6 for mA=200 GeV in the mhmod+ MSSM scenario. For the Sequential Standard Model, a Z′SSM mass up to 1.90 TeV is excluded at 95 % CL and masses up to 1.82–2.17 TeV are excluded for a Z′SFM of the strong flavour model.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2200/2201
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 83930
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 11 Jan 2017 10:50
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2019 07:06
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/83930

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