Search for a low-mass Higgs boson in Y(3S)-->gamma A^0, A^0-->tau^+tau^- at BABAR

The BaBar Collaboration, Philip Clark

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Abstract

We search for a light Higgs boson, $A^0$, in the radiative decay $\Upsilon(3S)\to\gamma A^0$, $A^0\to\tau^+\tau^-$, $\tau^+\to e^+\nu_e \bar{\nu}_{\tau}$ or $\tau^+\to \mu^+ \nu_{\mu} \bar{\nu}_{\tau}$. The data sample contains 122 million $\Upsilon(3S)$ events recorded with the \babar detector. We find no evidence for a narrow structure in the studied $\tau^+\tau^-$ invariant mass region of $4.03m_{\tau^+\tau^-} (1.5-16)\times 10^{-5}$ across the $m_{\tau^+\tau^-}$ range. We also set a 90% C.L. upper limit on the $\tau^+\tau^-$-decay of the $\eta_b$ at ${\mathcal{B}}(\eta_b\to \tau^+\tau^-)
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review Letters
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jun 2009

Keywords

  • hep-ex

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