Searches for heavy Higgs bosons in two-Higgs-doublet models and for t → ch decay using multilepton and diphoton final states in pp collisions at 8 TeV

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Searches are presented for heavy scalar (H) and pseudoscalar (A) Higgs bosons posited in the two doublet model (2HDM) extensions of the standard model (SM). These searches are based on a data sample of pp collisions collected with the CMS experiment at the LHC at a center-of-mass energy of √s = 8 TeV and corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.5 fb−1. The decays H → hh and A → Zh, where h denotes an SM-like Higgs boson, lead to events with three or more isolated charged leptons or with a photon pair accompanied by one or more isolated leptons. The search results are presented in terms of the H and A production cross sections times branching fractions and are further interpreted in terms of 2HDM parameters. We place 95% C.L. cross section upper limits of approximately 7 pb on σB for H → hh and 2 pb for A → Zh. Also presented are the results of a search for the rare decay of the top quark that results in a charm quark and an SM Higgs boson, t → ch, the existence of which would indicate a nonzero flavor-changing Yukawa coupling of the top quark to the Higgs boson. We place a 95% C.L. upper limit of 0.56% on B(t → ch).
Original languageEnglish
Article number112013
Number of pages23
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Higgs bosons
  • Doublet models
  • Models

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