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Status of the 98-125 GeV Higgs bosons scenario with updated LHC-8 data

Bhattacherjee, Biplob and Chakraborti, Manimala and Chakraborty, Amit and Chattopadhyay, Utpal and Ghosh, Dilip Kumar (2016) Status of the 98-125 GeV Higgs bosons scenario with updated LHC-8 data. In: PHYSICAL REVIEW D, 93 (7).

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Abstract

In the context of the minimal supersymmetric standard model (MSSM), we discuss the possibility of the lightest Higgs boson with mass M-h = 98 GeV to be consistent with the 2.3 sigma excess observed at the LEP in the decay mode e(+)e(-) -> Zh, with h -> b (b) over bar. In the same region of the MSSM parameter space, the heavier Higgs boson (H) with mass M-H similar to 125 GeV is required to be consistent with the latest data on Higgs coupling measurements at the end of the 7 + 8 TeV LHC run with 25 fb(-1) of data. While scanning the MSSM parameter space, we impose constraints coming from flavor physics, relic density of the cold dark matter as well as direct dark matter searches. We study the possibility of observing this light Higgs boson in vector boson fusion process and associated production with W/Z-boson at the high luminosity (3000 fb(-1)) run of the 14 TeV LHC. Our analysis shows that this scenario can hardly be ruled out even at the high luminosity run of the LHC. However, the precise measurement of the Higgs signal strength ratios can play a major role to distinguish this scenario from the canonical MSSM one.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the AMER PHYSICAL SOC, ONE PHYSICS ELLIPSE, COLLEGE PK, MD 20740-3844 USA
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for High Energy Physics
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Date Deposited: 11 May 2016 05:49
Last Modified: 11 May 2016 05:49
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/53770

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