A search for a heavy neutral Higgs boson, A, decaying into a Z boson and another heavy Higgs boson, H, is performed using a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 139 fb−1 from proton–proton collisions at s√=13 TeV recorded by the ATLAS detector at the LHC. The search considers the Z boson decaying into electrons or muons and the H boson into a pair of b-quarks or W bosons. The mass range considered is 230–800 GeV for the A boson and 130–700 GeV for the H boson. The data are in good agreement with the background predicted by the Standard Model, and therefore 95% confidence-level upper limits for σ×B(A→ZH)×B(H→bborH→WW) are set. The upper limits are in the range 0.0062–0.380 pb for the H→bb channel and in the range 0.023–8.9 pb for the H→WW channel. An interpretation of the results in the context of two-Higgs-doublet models is also given.

Search for a heavy Higgs boson decaying into a Z boson and another heavy Higgs boson in the $ell ell bb$ and $ell ell WW$ final states in $pp$ collisions at $sqrt{s}=13$~$ext {TeV}$ with the ATLAS detector

Marco Cristoforetti
2021

Abstract

A search for a heavy neutral Higgs boson, A, decaying into a Z boson and another heavy Higgs boson, H, is performed using a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 139 fb−1 from proton–proton collisions at s√=13 TeV recorded by the ATLAS detector at the LHC. The search considers the Z boson decaying into electrons or muons and the H boson into a pair of b-quarks or W bosons. The mass range considered is 230–800 GeV for the A boson and 130–700 GeV for the H boson. The data are in good agreement with the background predicted by the Standard Model, and therefore 95% confidence-level upper limits for σ×B(A→ZH)×B(H→bborH→WW) are set. The upper limits are in the range 0.0062–0.380 pb for the H→bb channel and in the range 0.023–8.9 pb for the H→WW channel. An interpretation of the results in the context of two-Higgs-doublet models is also given.
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