Search for supersymmetric Higgs bosons in the di-tau decay mode in pp̄ collisions at s=1.8TeV

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A search for the direct production of Higgs bosons in the di-tau decay mode is performed with 86.3±3.5pb-1 of data collected with the Collider Detector at Fermilab during the 1994-1995 data taking period of the Tevatron. We search for events where one tau decays to an electron plus neutrinos and the other tau decays hadronically. We perform a counting experiment and set limits on the cross section for supersymmetric Higgs boson production where tan β is large and mA is small. For a benchmark parameter space point where mA0=100GeV/c2 and tan β=50, we limit the production cross section multiplied by the branching ratio to be less than 77.9 pb at the 95% confidence level compared to the theoretically predicted value of 11.0 pb. This is the first search for Higgs bosons decaying to tau pairs at a hadron collider. © 2005 The American Physical Society.

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  • Acosta, D; Affolder, T; Albrow, MG; Ambrose, D; Amidei, D; Anikeev, K; Antos, J; Apollinari, G; Arisawa, T; Artikov, A; Ashmanskas, W; Azfar, F; Azzi-Bacchetta, P; Bacchetta, N; Bachacou, H; Badgett, W; Barbaro-Galtieri, A; Barnes, VE; Barnett, BA; Baroiant, S; Barone, M; Bauer, G; Bedeschi, F; Behari, S; Belforte, S; Bell, WH; Bellettini, G; Bellinger, J; Benjamin, D; Beretvas, A; Bhatti, A; Binkley, M; Bisello, D; Bishai, M; Blair, RE; Blocker, C; Bloom, K; Blumenfeld, B; Bocci, A; Bodek, A; Bolla, G; Bolshov, A; Bortoletto, D; Boudreau, J; Bromberg, C; Brubaker, E; Budagov, J; Budd, HS; Burkett, K; Busetto, G; Byrum, KL; Cabrera, S; Campbell, M; Carithers, W; Carlsmith, D; Castro, A; Cauz, D; Cerri, A; Cerrito, L; Chapman, J; Chen, C; Chen, YC; Chertok, M; Chiarelli, G; Chlachidze, G; Chlebana, F; Chu, ML; Chung, JY; Chung, WH; Chung, YS; Ciobanu, CI; Clark, AG; Coca, M; Connolly, A; Convery, M; Conway, J; Cordelli, M; Cranshaw, J; Culbertson, R; Dagenhart, D; D'Auria, S; De Barbaro, P; De Cecco, S; Dell'Agnello, S; Dell'Orso, M; Demers, S; Demortier, L; Deninno, M; De Pedis, D; Derwent, PF; Dionisi, C; Dittmann, JR; Dominguez, A; Donati, S; D'Onofrio, M; Dorigo, T; Eddy, N; Erbacher, R; Errede, D; Errede, S

Published Date

  • October 1, 2005

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Volume / Issue

  • 72 / 7

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1550-2368

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1550-7998

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevD.72.072004

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  • Scopus