A search is presented for new particles in an extension to the Standard Model that includes a heavy Higgs boson (H0), an intermediate charged Higgs-boson pair (H-), and a light Higgs boson (h0). The analysis searches for events involving the production of a single heavy neutral Higgs boson which decays to the charged Higgs boson and a W boson, where the charged Higgs boson subsequently decays into a W boson and the lightest neutral Higgs boson decaying to a bottom-antibottom-quark pair. Such a cascade results in a W-boson pair and a bottom-antibottom-quark pair in the final state. Events with exactly one lepton, missing transverse momentum, and at least four jets are selected from a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 20.3 fb-1, collected by the ATLAS detector in proton-proton collisions at ���s = 8 TeV at the LHC. The data are found to be consistent with Standard Model predictions, and 95% confidence-level upper limits are set on the product of cross section and branching ratio. These limits range from 0.065 to 43 pb as a function of H0 and H- masses, with mh 0 fixed at 125 GeV. �� 2014 CERN, for the ATLAS Collaboration.

Search for a multi-Higgs-boson cascade in W+W -bb�� events with the ATLAS detector in pp collisions at ���s = 8 TeV / Aad, G; Aloisio, Alberto; Alviggi, Mariagrazia; Canale, Vincenzo; Chiefari, Giovanni; DELLA VOLPE, Domenico; Merola, Leonardo; Conventi, Francesco; DELLA PIETRA, Massimo; Giordano, Raffaele; Rossi, Elvira; SANCHEZ PINEDA, ARTURO RODOLFO; Carlino, Gianpaolo; de Asmundis, Riccardo; Di Donato, Camilla; Doria, Alessandra; Iengo, Paolo; Izzo, Vincenzo; Sekhniaidze, Givi; Et, Al. - In: PHYSICAL REVIEW D, PARTICLES, FIELDS, GRAVITATION, AND COSMOLOGY. - ISSN 1550-7998. - 89:032002(2014), pp. 1-23. [10.1103/PhysRevD.89.032002]

Search for a multi-Higgs-boson cascade in W+W -bb�� events with the ATLAS detector in pp collisions at ���s = 8 TeV

ALOISIO, ALBERTO;ALVIGGI, MARIAGRAZIA;CANALE, VINCENZO;CHIEFARI, GIOVANNI;DELLA VOLPE, DOMENICO;MEROLA, LEONARDO;CONVENTI, FRANCESCO;DELLA PIETRA, MASSIMO;GIORDANO, RAFFAELE;Rossi, Elvira;SANCHEZ PINEDA, ARTURO RODOLFO;
2014

Abstract

A search is presented for new particles in an extension to the Standard Model that includes a heavy Higgs boson (H0), an intermediate charged Higgs-boson pair (H-), and a light Higgs boson (h0). The analysis searches for events involving the production of a single heavy neutral Higgs boson which decays to the charged Higgs boson and a W boson, where the charged Higgs boson subsequently decays into a W boson and the lightest neutral Higgs boson decaying to a bottom-antibottom-quark pair. Such a cascade results in a W-boson pair and a bottom-antibottom-quark pair in the final state. Events with exactly one lepton, missing transverse momentum, and at least four jets are selected from a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 20.3 fb-1, collected by the ATLAS detector in proton-proton collisions at ���s = 8 TeV at the LHC. The data are found to be consistent with Standard Model predictions, and 95% confidence-level upper limits are set on the product of cross section and branching ratio. These limits range from 0.065 to 43 pb as a function of H0 and H- masses, with mh 0 fixed at 125 GeV. �� 2014 CERN, for the ATLAS Collaboration.
2014
Search for a multi-Higgs-boson cascade in W+W -bb�� events with the ATLAS detector in pp collisions at ���s = 8 TeV / Aad, G; Aloisio, Alberto; Alviggi, Mariagrazia; Canale, Vincenzo; Chiefari, Giovanni; DELLA VOLPE, Domenico; Merola, Leonardo; Conventi, Francesco; DELLA PIETRA, Massimo; Giordano, Raffaele; Rossi, Elvira; SANCHEZ PINEDA, ARTURO RODOLFO; Carlino, Gianpaolo; de Asmundis, Riccardo; Di Donato, Camilla; Doria, Alessandra; Iengo, Paolo; Izzo, Vincenzo; Sekhniaidze, Givi; Et, Al. - In: PHYSICAL REVIEW D, PARTICLES, FIELDS, GRAVITATION, AND COSMOLOGY. - ISSN 1550-7998. - 89:032002(2014), pp. 1-23. [10.1103/PhysRevD.89.032002]
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