Search for supersymmetric Higgs bosons in the di-tau decay mode in p(p)over-barcollisions at root s=1.8 TeV

Acosta D., Affolder T., Albrow M., Ambrose D., Amidei D., Anikeev K., ...More

PHYSICAL REVIEW D, vol.72, no.7, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 72 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1103/physrevd.72.072004
  • Journal Name: PHYSICAL REVIEW D
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


A search for the direct production of Higgs bosons in the di-tau decay mode is performed with 86.3 +/- 3.5 pb(-1) of data collected with the Collider Detector at Fermilab during the 1994-1995 data taking period of the Tevatron. We search for events where one tau decays to an electron plus neutrinos and the other tau decays hadronically. We perform a counting experiment and set limits on the cross section for supersymmetric Higgs boson production where tan beta is large and m(A) is small. For a benchmark parameter space point where m(A)(0)=100 GeV/c(2) and tan beta=50, we limit the production cross section multiplied by the branching ratio to be less than 77.9 pb at the 95% confidence level compared to the theoretically predicted value of 11.0 pb. This is the first search for Higgs bosons decaying to tau pairs at a hadron collider.