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Discovery prospects of a light charged Higgs near the fermiophobic region of Type-I 2HDM

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Bhatia, Disha ; Desai, Nishita ; Dwivedi, Siddharth
Número total de Autores: 3
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Journal of High Energy Physics; v. N/A, n. 6, p. 22-pg., 2023-06-16.

Determining if the SM-like Higgs is part of an extended Higgs sector is the most important question to be asked after discovery. A light charged Higgs boson with mass smaller than the sum of top and bottom quarks is naturally allowed in Type-I two Higgs doublet model and can be produced in association with neutral scalars for large parts of parameter space at the LHC. Such low mass charged scalars typically have dominant decays to the fermionic modes viz. tv and cs. However in the presence of light neutral scalar (phi), the charged Higgs boson has a substantial branching fraction into the bosonic decay modes H-+/- -> W(*)phi. Identifying the heavier neutral Higgs (H) with the observed 125 GeV Higgs and working in the limit M-H +/- approximate to MA, we examine charged Higgs production and decay in the bosonic mode pp -> H(+/-)h -> W(*) hh. The presence of two light Higgses (h) is then the key to identifying charged Higgs production. The light Higgs branching ratio is largely dominated by the b(-)b mode except when close to the fermiophobic limit. Here, the rates into b(-)b and gamma gamma can be comparable and we can use the gamma gamma b(-)b signature. This signature is complementary to the hh -> 4 gamma which has been previously discussed in literature. Using the lepton from the W boson, we demonstrate with a cut-and-count analysis that both the new light neutral Higgs as well as charged Higgs can be probed with reasonable significance at 13.6TeV LHC with 300-3000 fb(-1) of integrated luminosity. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 22/04399-4 - Procura por nova Física com o detector próximo de DUNE
Beneficiário:Disha Bhatia
Modalidade de apoio: Bolsas no Brasil - Pós-Doutorado