We report on the first direct search for charged Higgs bosons decaying into cs in tt events produced by pp collisions at s=1.96 TeV. The search uses a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 2.2 fb(-1) collected by the CDF II detector at Fermilab and looks for a resonance in the invariant mass distribution of two jets in the lepton+jets sample of tt candidates. We observe no evidence of charged Higgs bosons in top quark decays. Hence, 95% upper limits on the top quark decay branching ratio are placed at B(t -> H(+)b)< 0.1 to 0.3 for charged Higgs boson masses of 60 to 150 GeV/c(2) assuming B(H(+)-> cs)=1.0. The upper limits on B(t -> H(+)b) are also used as model-independent limits on the decay branching ratio of top quarks to generic scalar charged bosons beyond the standard model.
|Titolo:||Search for Charged Higgs Bosons in Decays of Top Quarks in pp Collisions at s=1.96 TeV RID G-1087-2011 RID E-4473-2011|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2009|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.103.101803|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|