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Title: Search for a light charged Higgs boson in t → H±b decays, with H± → cb, in the lepton plus jets final state in proton-proton collisions at √s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector
Authors: Aad, G.
Abbott, B.
Abbott, D. C.
Abud, A. Abed
Abeling, K.
Abhayasinghe, D. K.
Abidi, S. H.
Keywords: Hadron-Hadron Scattering
Broken Symmetries
Pair Production
Issue Date: 2023
Publisher: Springer
Abstract: A search for a charged Higgs boson, H-+/-, produced in top-quark decays, t -> H(+/-)b, is presented. The search targets H-+/- decays into a bottom and a charm quark, H-+/- -> cb. The analysis focuses on a selection enriched in top-quark pair production, where one top quark decays into a leptonically decaying W boson and a bottom quark, and the other top quark decays into a charged Higgs boson and a bottom quark. This topology leads to a lepton-plus-jets final state, characterised by an isolated electron or muon and at least four jets. The search exploits the high multiplicity of jets containing b-hadrons, and deploys a neural network classifier that uses the kinematic differences between the signal and the background. The search uses a dataset of proton-proton collisions collected at a centre-of-mass energy root s = 13TeV between 2015 and 2018 with the ATLAS detector at CERN's Large Hadron Collider, amounting to an integrated luminosity of 139 fb(-1). Observed (expected) 95% confidence-level upper limits between 0.15% (0.09%) and 0.42% (0.25%) are derived for the product of branching fractions B( t -> H-+/- b) x B( H +/- -> cb) for charged Higgs boson masses between 60 and 160 GeV, assuming the SM production of the top-quark pairs.
ISSN: 1029-8479
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