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Volume 339 - Prospects for Charged Higgs Discovery at Colliders (CHARGED2018) - Main session
Searches for charged Higgs bosons in CMS; Run-1legacy and Run-2 results
A. Attikis* on behalf of the CMS collaboration
*corresponding author
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Pre-published on: 2019 February 05
Published on: 2019 March 01
An overview of the results from various searches for charged Higgs bosons (H$^{\pm}$) is presented, based on data from proton-proton collisions delivered by the CERN LHC and recorded by the CMS experiment. These include the first running period (Run 1) legacy results at a $\sqrt{s}$ = 8 TeV and corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 fb$^{-1}$, as well as the most recent results with the second running period Run 2 at $\sqrt{s}$ = 13 TeV and corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9 fb$^{-1}$. Model-independent upper limits at 95% confidence level on the branching ratio and/or the production cross section times the branching ratio for various processes are summarised, for charged Higgs bosons in the mass range of 80 GeV up to 3 TeV. For the first time in CMS, the intermediate-mass range near the top quark mass is also explored. A summary of the interpretation of these exclusion limits in the context of the minimal supersymmetric standard model (MSSM) for specific benchmark scenarios is also presented.
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