Pinning down Higgs triplets at the LHC

Englert, C. , Re, E. and Spannowsky, M. (2013) Pinning down Higgs triplets at the LHC. Physical Review D, 88(3), 035024. (doi: 10.1103/PhysRevD.88.035024)

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Extensions of the standard model Higgs sector involving weak isotriplet scalars are not only benchmark candidates to reconcile observed anomalies of the recently discovered Higgs-like particle, but also exhibit a vast parameter space, for which the lightest Higgs’ phenomenology turns out to be very similar to the standard model one. A generic prediction of this model class is the appearance of exotic doubly charged scalar particles. In this paper we adapt existing dilepton+missing energy+jets measurements in the context of supersymmetry searches to the dominant decay mode H±±→W±W± and find that the LHC already starts probing the model’s parameter space. A simple modification toward signatures typical of weak boson fusion searches allows us to formulate even tighter constraints with the 7 TeV LHC data set. A corresponding analysis of this channel performed at 14 TeV center-of-mass energy will constrain the model over the entire parameter space and facilitate potential H±±→W±W± discoveries.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Englert, Professor Christoph
Authors: Englert, C., Re, E., and Spannowsky, M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physical Review D
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN (Online):1550-2368

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