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Weak radiative decays of the B meson and bounds on MH± in the Two-Higgs-Doublet Model

Misiak, Mikołaj; Steinhauser, Matthias

Abstract:
In a recent publication (Abdesselam et al. arXiv:1608.02344 ), the Belle collaboration updated their analysis of the inclusive weak radiative B -meson decay, including the full dataset of (772±11)×106BB¯ pairs. Their result for the branching ratio is now below the Standard Model prediction (Misiak et al. Phys Rev Lett 114:221801, 2015 , Czakon et al. JHEP 1504:168, 2015 ), though it remains consistent with it. However, bounds on the charged Higgs boson mass in the Two-Higgs-Doublet Model get affected in a significant manner. In the so-called Model II, the 95% C.L. lower bound on MH± is now in the 570–800 GeV range, depending quite sensitively on the method applied for its determination. Our present note is devoted to presenting and discussing the updated bounds, as well as to clarifying several ambiguities that one might encounter in evaluating them. One of such ambiguities stems from the photon energy cutoff choice, which deserves re-consideration in view of the improved experimental accuracy.


Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Theoretische Teilchenphysik (TTP)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2017
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-017-4776-y
ISSN: 1434-6044, 1434-6052
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-709858
KITopen ID: 1000070985
Erschienen in The European physical journal / C
Band 77
Heft 3
Seiten Art. Nr.: 201
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