Search for doubly-charged Higgs boson production at HERA

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    Abstract

    A search for the single production of doubly-charged Higgs bosons H ± ± in ep collisions is presented. The signal is searched for via the Higgs decays into a high mass pair of same charge leptons, one of them being an electron. The analysis uses up to 118 pb -1 of ep data collected by the H1 experiment at HERA. No evidence for doubly-charged Higgs production is observed and mass dependent upper limits are derived on the Yukawa couplings h e l of the Higgs boson to an electron-lepton pair. Assuming that the doubly-charged Higgs only decays into an electron and a muon via a coupling of electromagnetic strength h e μ = sqrt(4 π α em) ≃ 0.3, a lower limit of 141 GeV on the H ± ± mass is obtained at the 95% confidence level. For a doubly-charged Higgs decaying only into an electron and a tau and a coupling h e τ ≃ 0.3, masses below 112 GeV are ruled out. © 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)432-440
    Number of pages8
    JournalPhysics Letters. Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
    Volume638
    Issue number5-6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 20 Jul 2006

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