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Título: Mass-degenerate Higgs bosons at 125 GeV in the two-Higgs-doublet model
Autor: Ferreira, P. M.
Santos, Rui
Haber, Howard E.
Silva, João P.
Palavras-chave: Standard Model
Doublet Model
Electroweak Fit
Data: 12-Mar-2013
Editora: Amer Physical Soc
Citação: FERREIRA, P. M.; SANTOS, Rui; HABER, Howard E.; SILVA, João P. - Mass-degenerate Higgs bosons at 125 GeV in the two-Higgs-doublet model. Physical Review D. ISSN 1550-7998. Vol. 87, nr 5 (2013).
Relatório da Série N.º: ;055009
Resumo: The analysis of the Higgs boson data by the ATLAS and CMS Collaborations appears to exhibit an excess of h -> gamma gamma events above the Standard Model (SM) expectations, whereas no significant excess is observed in h -> ZZ* -> four lepton events, albeit with large statistical uncertainty due to the small data sample. These results (assuming they persist with further data) could be explained by a pair of nearly mass-degenerate scalars, one of which is an SM-like Higgs boson and the other is a scalar with suppressed couplings to W+W- and ZZ. In the two-Higgs-doublet model, the observed gamma gamma and ZZ* -> four lepton data can be reproduced by an approximately degenerate CP-even (h) and CP-odd (A) Higgs boson for values of sin (beta - alpha) near unity and 0: 70 less than or similar to tan beta less than or similar to 1. An enhanced gamma gamma signal can also arise in cases where m(h) similar or equal to m(H), m(H) similar or equal to m(A), or m(h) similar or equal to m(H) similar or equal to m(A). Since the ZZ* -> 4 leptons signal derives primarily from an SM-like Higgs boson whereas the gamma gamma signal receives contributions from two (or more) nearly mass-degenerate states, one would expect a slightly different invariant mass peak in the ZZ* -> four lepton and gamma gamma channels. The phenomenological consequences of such models can be tested with additional Higgs data that will be collected at the LHC in the near future. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.87.055009.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.21/2797
ISSN: 1550-7998
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