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Search for a Low-Mass Higgs Boson in Υ(3S)→γA0, A0→τ+τ- at BABAR

Aubert, B. et al. (2009) Search for a Low-Mass Higgs Boson in Υ(3S)→γA0, A0→τ+τ- at BABAR. Physical Review Letters, 103 (18). p. 181801. ISSN 0031-9007

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We search for a light Higgs boson A0 in the radiative decay Υ(3S)→γA0, A0→τ+τ-, τ+→e+νeν̅ τ, or τ+→μ+νμν̅ τ. The data sample contains 122×106 Υ(3S) events recorded with the BABAR detector. We find no evidence for a narrow structure in the studied τ+τ- invariant mass region of 4.03<mτ+τ-<10.10  GeV/c2. We exclude at the 90% confidence level (C.L.) a low-mass Higgs boson decaying to τ+τ- with a product branching fraction B(Υ(3S)→γA0)×B(A0→τ+τ-)>(1.5–16)×10-5 across the mτ+τ- range. We also set a 90% C.L. upper limit on the τ+τ- decay of the ηb at B(ηb→τ+τ-)<8%.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Schools: School of Applied Sciences
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Depositing User: Sharon Beastall
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2012 10:42
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 11:13


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