Searches For A Heavy Scalar Boson H Decaying To A Pair Of 125 GeV Higgs Bosons hh or For A Heavy Pseudoscalar Boson A Decaying To Zh, In The Final States With h→ττ
Physics Letters B
A search for a heavy scalar boson H decaying into a pair of lighter standard-model-like 125 GeV Higgs bosons hh and a search for a heavy pseudoscalar boson A decaying into a Z and an h boson are presented. The searches are performed on a data set corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 fb-1 of pp collision data at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV, collected by CMS in 2012. A final state consisting of two τ leptons and two b jets is used to search for the H→hh decay. A final state consisting of two τ leptons from the h boson decay, and two additional leptons from the Z boson decay, is used to search for the decay A→Zh. The results are interpreted in the context of two-Higgs-doublet models. No excess is found above the standard model expectation and upper limits are set on the heavy boson production cross sections in the mass ranges 260
Baarmand, M M.; Bhopatkar, Vallary; Hohlmann, Marcus; Kalakhety, H; Noonan, D; Roy, Tuhin S.; Yumiceva, Francisco X.; and CMS Collaboration, "Searches For A Heavy Scalar Boson H Decaying To A Pair Of 125 GeV Higgs Bosons hh or For A Heavy Pseudoscalar Boson A Decaying To Zh, In The Final States With h→ττ" (2016). Aerospace, Physics, and Space Science Faculty Publications. 6.