PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 414 - 41st International Conference on High Energy physics (ICHEP2022) - Poster Session
Search for doubly charged Higgs boson production in multi-lepton final states using 139 fb$^{−1}$ of proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector
B. Leban*  on behalf of the ATLAS Collaboration
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Pre-published on: September 17, 2022
Published on: June 15, 2023
A search for pair production of doubly charged Higgs ($H^{\pm \pm}$) bosons, each decaying into a pair of prompt, isolated, and highly energetic leptons with the same electric charge, is presented. The search uses the proton-proton collision data sample at the centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV corresponding to 139 fb$^{-1}$ of integrated luminosity recorded during Run 2 at the Large Hadron Collider by the ATLAS detector. This analysis focuses on same-charge leptonic decays, $H^{\pm \pm} \rightarrow \ell^{\pm} \ell^{\prime \pm}$, where $\ell, \ell^\prime=e, \mu, \tau$ in two-, three-, and four-lepton channels, but only considers final states which include electrons or muons. No evidence of signal is observed. Corresponding limits on the $H^{++} H^{--}$ production cross-section and consequently a lower limit on $m(H^{\pm \pm})$ are derived at 95% confidence level. Under the assumption that the branching ratios to each of the possible leptonic final states are equal, the observed lower limit on the mass of a doubly charged Higgs boson is 1080 GeV, which represents an improvement over previous limits.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.414.1081
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