The dimuon invariant mass spectrum is searched in the range between 5.5 and 14 GeV for a light pseudoscalar Higgs boson a, predicted in a number of new physics models, including the next-to-minimal supersymmetric standard model. The data sample used in the search corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 1.3  fb-1 collected in pp collisions at √s=7  TeV with the CMS detector at the LHC. No excess is observed above the background predictions and upper limits are set on the cross section times branching fraction σ×B(pp→a→μ+μ-) in the range of 1.5–7.5 pb. These results improve on existing bounds on the abb̅ coupling for ma<mΥ(1S) and are the first significant limits for ma>mΥ(3S). Constraints on the supersymmetric parameter space are presented in the context of the next-to-minimal model.

Search for a Light Pseudoscalar Higgs Boson in the Dimuon Decay Channel in pp Collisions at sqrt[s]=7  TeV

TOSI, SILVANO;
2012

Abstract

The dimuon invariant mass spectrum is searched in the range between 5.5 and 14 GeV for a light pseudoscalar Higgs boson a, predicted in a number of new physics models, including the next-to-minimal supersymmetric standard model. The data sample used in the search corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 1.3  fb-1 collected in pp collisions at √s=7  TeV with the CMS detector at the LHC. No excess is observed above the background predictions and upper limits are set on the cross section times branching fraction σ×B(pp→a→μ+μ-) in the range of 1.5–7.5 pb. These results improve on existing bounds on the abb̅ coupling for mamΥ(3S). Constraints on the supersymmetric parameter space are presented in the context of the next-to-minimal model.
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