Search for exotic decays of the Higgs boson into b b¯ and missing transverse momentum in pp collisions at √s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

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A search for the exotic decay of the Higgs boson (H) into a bb¯ resonance plus missing transverse momentum is described. The search is performed with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider using 139 fb−1 of pp collisions at s = 13 TeV. The search targets events from ZH production in an NMSSM scenario where H → χ~20χ~10, with χ~20→aχ~10, where a is a light pseudoscalar Higgs boson and χ~1,20 are the two lightest neutralinos. The decay of the a boson into a pair of b-quarks results in a peak in the dijet invariant mass distribution. The final-state signature consists of two leptons, two or more jets, at least one of which is identified as originating from a b-quark, and missing transverse momentum. Observations are consistent with Standard Model expectations and upper limits are set on the product of cross section times branching ratio for a three-dimensional scan of the masses of the χ~20, χ~10 and a boson. [Figure not available: see fulltext.]

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  • Aad, G; Abbott, B; Abbott, DC; Abed Abud, A; Abeling, K; Abhayasinghe, DK; Abidi, SH; Abramowicz, H; Abreu, H; Abulaiti, Y; Abusleme Hoffman, AC; Acharya, BS; Achkar, B; Adam, L; Adam Bourdarios, C; Adamczyk, L; Adamek, L; Addepalli, SV; Adelman, J; Adiguzel, A; Adorni, S; Adye, T; Affolder, AA; Afik, Y; Agapopoulou, C; Agaras, MN; Agarwala, J; Aggarwal, A; Agheorghiesei, C; Aguilar-Saavedra, JA; Ahmad, A; Ahmadov, F; Ahmed, WS; Ai, X; Aielli, G; Aizenberg, I; Akatsuka, S; Akbiyik, M; Åkesson, TPA; Akimov, AV; Al Khoury, K; Alberghi, GL; Albert, J; Alconada Verzini, MJ; Alderweireldt, S; Aleksa, M; Aleksandrov, IN; Alexa, C; Alexopoulos, T; Alfonsi, A; Alfonsi, F; Alhroob, M; Ali, B; Ali, S; Aliev, M; Alimonti, G; Allaire, C; Allbrooke, BMM; Allport, PP; Aloisio, A; Alonso, F; Alpigiani, C; Alunno Camelia, E; Alvarez Estevez, M; Alviggi, MG; Amaral Coutinho, Y; Ambler, A; Ambroz, L; Amelung, C; Amidei, D; Amor Dos Santos, SP; Amoroso, S; Amrouche, CS; Anastopoulos, C; Andari, N; Andeen, T; Anders, JK; Andrean, SY; Andreazza, A; Andrei, V; Angelidakis, S; Angerami, A; Anisenkov, AV; Annovi, A; Antel, C; Anthony, MT; Antipov, E; Antonelli, M; Antrim, DJA; Anulli, F; Aoki, M; Aparisi Pozo, JA; Aparo, MA; Aperio Bella, L; Aranzabal, N; Araujo Ferraz, V; Arcangeletti, C; Arce, ATH; Arena, E; Arguin, JF

Published Date

  • January 1, 2022

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Volume / Issue

  • 2022 / 1

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1029-8479

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/JHEP01(2022)063

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  • Scopus