Physics Letters B
A search is performed for a new resonance decaying into a lighter resonance and a Z boson. Two channels are studied, targeting the decay of the lighter resonance into either a pair of oppositely charged τ leptons or a bb pair. The Z boson is identified via its decays to electrons or muons. The search exploits data collected by the CMS experiment at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.8 fb-1. No significant deviations are observed from the standard model expectation and limits are set on production cross sections and parameters of two-Higgs-doublet models.
Baarmand, M M.; Bhopatkar, Vallary; Colafranceschi, Stefano; Hohlmann, Marcus; Kalakhety, H; Noonan, D; Roy, Tuhin S.; Yumiceva, Francisco X.; and CMS Collaboration, "Search For Neutral Resonances Decaying Into A Z Boson And A Pair Of b Jets Or τ Leptons" (2016). Aerospace, Physics, and Space Science Faculty Publications. 125.