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Search for charged Higgs bosons produced in vector boson fusion processes and decaying into vector boson pairs in proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s} =$ 13 TeV

The CMS collaboration
CMS-HIG-20-017, 2021.

Abstract (data abstract)
A search for charged Higgs bosons produced in vector boson fusion processes and decaying into vector bosons, using proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s}=13$ TeV at the LHC, is reported. The data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of $137~\mathrm{fb}^{-1}$ collected with the CMS detector. Events are selected by requiring two or three electrons or muons, moderate missing transverse momentum, and two jets with a large rapidity separation and a large dijet mass. No excess of events with respect to the standard model background predictions is observed. Model independent upper limits at 95\% confidence level are reported on the product of the cross section and branching fraction for vector boson fusion production of charged Higgs bosons as a function of mass, from 200 to 3000 GeV. The results are interpreted in the context of the Georgi--Machacek model.

  • Table 2

    Data from Table 2

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    Summary of the impact of the systematic uncertainties on the extracted signal strength; for the case of a background-only simulated...

  • Table 3

    Data from Table 3

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    Expected signal and background yields from various SM processes and observed data events in all regions used in the analysis....

  • Figure 4

    Data from Figure 4

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    Distributions for signal, backgrounds, and data for the bins used in the simultaneous fit. The bins 1--32 (4$\times$8) show the...

  • Figure 5

    Data from Figure 5

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    The product of acceptance and selection efficiency within the fiducial region for the VBF $\mathrm{H}^{\pm\pm}\rightarrow\mathrm{W}^{\pm}\mathrm{W}^{\pm}\rightarrow 2\ell 2v$ and $\mathrm{H}^{\pm}\rightarrow\mathrm{W}^{\pm}\mathrm{Z}\rightarrow 3\ell...

  • Table limits 6-a

    Data from Figure 6-a

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    Expected and observed exclusion limits at 95\% confidence level for $\sigma_\mathrm{VBF}(\mathrm{H}^{\pm\pm}) \mathcal{B}(\mathrm{H}^{\pm\pm} \rightarrow \mathrm{W}^{\pm}\mathrm{W}^{\pm})$ as functions of $m_{\mathrm{H}^{\pm\pm}}$. The contribution...

  • Table limits 6-b

    Data from Figure 6-b

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    Expected and observed exclusion limits at 95\% confidence level for $\sigma_\mathrm{VBF}(\mathrm{H}^{\pm}) \mathcal{B}(\mathrm{H}^{\pm} \rightarrow \mathrm{W}^{\pm}\mathrm{Z})$ as functions of $m_{\mathrm{H}^{\pm}}$. The contribution...

  • Table limits 6-c

    Data from Figure 6-c

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    Expected and observed exclusion limits at 95\% confidence level for $s_{\mathrm{H}}$ as functions of $m_{\mathrm{H}_{5}}$ in the Georgi-Machacek model. Values...

  • Covariance Matrix

    Supplementary material

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    Covariance matrix for all the bins used in Figure 4. The covariance matrix from the background-only fit is shown.

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