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Search for a low-mass scalar Higgs boson decaying to a tau pair in single-photon decays ofΥ(1S)

J. P. Lees, V. Poireau, V. Tisserand, J. Garra Tico, E. Grauges, A. Palano, G. Eigen, B. Stugu, D. N. Brown, A. Georges, L. T. Kerth, Yu. G. Kolomensky (+354 others)
2013 Physical Review D  
We search for a low-mass scalar CP-odd Higgs boson, A0, produced in the radiative decay of the Upsilon resonance and decaying into a tau+tau- pair: Upsilon(1S)->gamma A0. The production of Upsilon(1S) mesons is tagged by Upsilon(2S)->pi+pi-Upsilon(1S) transitions, using a sample of (98.3+/-0.9) million Upsilon(2S) mesons collected by the BaBar detector. We find no evidence for a Higgs boson in the mass range 3.5 GeV<= m(A0)<=9.2 GeV, and combine these results with our previous search for the
more » ... s search for the tau decays of the light Higgs in radiative Upsilon(3S) decays, setting limits on the coupling of A0 to the b/bbar quarks in the range 0.09-1.9. Our measurements improve the constraints on the parameters of the Next-to-Minimal-Supersymmetric Standard Model and similar theories with low-mass scalar degrees of freedom.
doi:10.1103/physrevd.88.071102 fatcat:cfuak756bvae7eufsovueudi6a