Search for charged Higgs bosons in the H± → τ±ντ decay channel in proton-proton collisions at s=13$$ \sqrt{s}=13 $$ TeV

A. M. Sirunyan, The CMS collaboration, A. Tumasyan, W. Adam, F. Ambrogi, E. Asilar, T. Bergauer, J. Brandstetter, M. Dragicevic, J. Erö, A. Escalante Del Valle, M. Flechl (+2275 others)
2019 Journal of High Energy Physics  
A search is presented for charged Higgs bosons in the H ± → τ ± ν τ decay mode in the hadronic final state and in final states with an electron or a muon. The search is based on proton-proton collision data recorded by the CMS experiment in 2016 at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9 fb −1 . The results agree with the background expectation from the standard model. Upper limits at 95% confidence level are set on the production cross section times
more » ... branching fraction to τ ± ν τ for an H ± in the mass range of 80 GeV to 3 TeV, including the region near the top quark mass. The observed limit ranges from 6 pb at 80 GeV to 5 fb at 3 TeV. The limits are interpreted in the context of the minimal supersymmetric standard model m mod− h scenario.
doi:10.1007/jhep07(2019)142 fatcat:ojhzmr66fjb6tg4a5oze46ibqu