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Search for lepton flavour violating decays of the Higgs boson to eτ and eμ in proton–proton collisions at √s=8 TeV

CMS Collaboration; Khachatryan, V.; Sirunyan, A. M.; Tumasyan, A.; Adam, W.; Asilar, E.; Bergauer, T.; Brandstetter, J.; Brondolin, E.; Dragicevic, M.; Erö, J.; Flechl, M.; Friedl, M.; Frühwirth, R.; Ghete, V. M.; Hartl, C.; Hörmann, N.; Hrubec, J.; Jeitler, M.; Knünz, V.; König, A.; ... mehr

Abstract (englisch): A direct search for lepton flavour violating decays of the Higgs boson (H) in the H→eτH→eτ and H→eμH→eμ channels is described. The data sample used in the search was collected in proton–proton collisions at View the MathML sources=8 TeV with the CMS detector at the LHC and corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 fb−1. No evidence is found for lepton flavour violating decays in either final state. Upper limits on the branching fractions, B(H→eτ)<0.69%B(H→eτ)<0.69% and B(H→eμ)<0.035%B(H→eμ)<0.035%, are set at the 95% confidence level. The constraint set on B(H→eτ)B(H→eτ) is an order of magnitude more stringent than the existing indirect limits. The limits are used to constrain the corresponding flavour violating Yukawa couplings, absent in the standard model.

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Experimentelle Kernphysik (IEKP)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2016
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2016.09.062
ISSN: 0370-2693, 1873-2445
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-631265
KITopen ID: 1000063126
Erschienen in Physics letters / B
Band 763
Seiten 472-500
Lizenz CC BY 4.0: Creative Commons Namensnennung 4.0 International
Bemerkung zur Veröffentlichung Gefördert durch SCOAP3
Schlagworte CMS; Physics; Higgs; Lepton-flavour-violation
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