Search for neutral Higgs bosons in e(+)e(-) collisions at root s approximate to 189 GeV

Authors
Abbiendi, G Ackerstaff, K Alexander, G Allison, J Anderson, KJ Anderson, S Arcelli, S Asai, S Ashby, SF Axen, D Azuelos, G Ball, AH Barberio, E Barlow, RJ Batley, JR Baumann, S Bechtluft, J Behnke, T Bell, KW Bella, G Bellerive, A Bentvelsen, S Bethke, S Betts, S Biebel, O Biguzzi, A Bloodworth, IJ Bock, P Bohme, J Boeriu, O Bonacorsi, D Boutemeur, M Braibant, S Bright-Thomas, P Brigliadori, L Brown, RM Burckhart, HJ Capiluppi, P Carnegie, RK Carter, AA Carter, JR Chang, CY Charlton, DG Chrisman, D Ciocca, C Clarke, PEL Clay, E Cohen, I Conboy, JE Cooke, OC Couchman, J Couyoumtzelis, C Coxe, RL Cuffiani, M Dado, S Dallavalle, GM Dallison, S Davis, R De Jong, S de Roeck, A Dervan, P Desch, K Dienes, B Dixit, MS Donkers, M Dubbert, J Duchovni, E Duckeck, G Duerdoth, IP Estabrooks, PG Etzion, E Fabbri, F Fanfani, A Fanti, M Faust, AA Feld, L Ferrari, P Fiedler, F Fierro, M Fleck, I Frey, A Furtjes, A Futyan, DI Gagnon, P Gary, JW Gaycken, G Geich-Gimbel, C Giacomelli, G Giacomelli, P Gibson, WR Gingrich, DM Glenzinski, D Goldberg, J Gorn, W Grandi, C Graham, K Gross, E Grunhaus, J Gruwe, M Hajdu, C Hanson, GG Hansroul, M Hapke, M Harder, K Harel, A Hargrove, CK Harin-Dirac, M Hauschild, M Hawkes, CM Hawkings, R Hemingway, RJ Herten, G Heuer, RD Hildreth, MD Hill, JC Hobson, PR Hocker, A Hoffman, K Homer, RJ Honma, AK Horvath, D Hossain, KR Howard, R Huntemeyer, P Igo-Kemenes, P Imrie, DC Ishii, K Jacob, FR Jawahery, A Jeremie, H Jimack, M Jones, CR Jovanovic, P Junk, TR Kanaya, N Kanzaki, J Karlen, D Kartvelishvili, V Kawagoe, K Kawamoto, T Kayal, PI Keeler, RK Kellogg, RG Kennedy, BW Kim, DH Klier, A Kobayashi, T Kobel, M Kokott, TP Kolrep, M Komamiya, S Kowalewski, RV Kress, T Krieger, P von Krogh, J Kuhl, T Kyberd, P Lafferty, GD Landsman, H Lanske, D Lauber, J Lawson, I Layter, JG Lellouch, D Letts, J Levinson, L Liebisch, R Lillich, J List, B Littlewood, C Lloyd, AW Lloyd, SL Loebinger, FK Long, GD Losty, MJ Lu, J Ludwig, J Liu, D Macchiolo, A Macpherson, A Mader, W Mannelli, M Marcellini, S Marchant, TE Martin, AJ Martin, JP Martinez, G Mashimo, T Mattig, P McDonald, WJ McKenna, J Mckigney, EA McMahon, TJ McPherson, RA Meijers, F Mendez-Lorenzo, P Merritt, FS Mes, H Meyer, I Michelini, A Mihara, S Mikenberg, G Miller, DJ Mohr, W Montanari, A Mori, T Nagai, K Nakamura, I Neal, HA Nisius, R O'Neale, SW Oakham, FG Odorici, F Ogren, HO Okpara, A Oreglia, MJ Orito, S Pasztor, G Pater, JR Patrick, GN Patt, J Perez-Ochoa, R Petzold, S Pfeifenschneider, P Pilcher, JE Pinfold, J Plane, DE Poffenberger, P Poli, B Polok, J Przybycien, M Quadt, A Rembser, C Rick, H Robertson, S Robins, SA Rodning, N Roney, JM Rosati, S Roscoe, K Rossi, AM Rozen, Y Runge, K Runolfsson, O Rust, DR Sachs, K Saeki, T Sahr, O Sang, WM Sarkisyan, EKG Sbarra, C Schaile, AD Schaile, O Scharff-Hansen, P Schieck, J Schmitt, S Schoning, A Schroder, M Schumacher, M Schwick, C Scott, WG Seuster, R Shears, TG Shen, BC Shepherd-Themistocleous, CH Sherwood, P Siroli, GP Skuja, A Smith, AM Snow, GA Sobie, R Soldner-Rembold, S Spagnolo, S Sproston, M Stahl, A Stephens, K Stoll, K Strom, D Strohmer, R Surrow, B Talbot, SD Taras, P Tarem, S Teuscher, R Thiergen, M Thomas, J Thomson, MA Torrence, E Towers, S Trefzger, T Trigger, I Trocsanyi, Z Tsur, E Turner-Watson, MF Ueda, I Van Kooten, R Vannerem, P Verzocchi, M Voss, H Wackerle, F Wagner, A Waller, D Ward, CP Ward, DR Watkins, PM Watson, AT Watson, NK Wells, PS Wermes, N Wetterling, D White, JS Wilson, GW Wilson, JA Wyatt, TR Yamashita, S Zacek, V Zer-Zion, D
Citation
G. Abbiendi et al., Search for neutral Higgs bosons in e(+)e(-) collisions at root s approximate to 189 GeV, EUR PHY J C, 12(4), 2000, pp. 567-586
Citations number
73
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Physics
Journal title
EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL C
ISSN journal
1434-6044 → ACNP
Volume
12
Issue
4
Year of publication
2000
Pages
567 - 586
Database
ISI
SICI code
1434-6044(200002)12:4<567:SFNHBI>2.0.ZU;2-3
Abstract
Searches fur the neutral Higgs bosons predicted by the Standard Model (SM) and the Minimal Supersymmetric extension of the Standard Model (MSSM) have been performed with the OPAL detector at LEP. Approximately 170 pb(-1) of e (+)e(-) collision data collected at root s approximate to 189 GeV were used to search for Higgs boson production in the SM processes e+e- --> H(0)Z(0) and the MSSM processes e(+)e(-) --> h(0)Z(0) and e(+)e(-) --> A(0)h(0). Th e searches are sensitive to the <b(b)over bar> and tau(+)tau(-) decay modes of the Higgs bosons, and also to the MSSM decay mode h(0) --> A(0)A(0). OP AL search results at lower centre-of-mass energies have been incorporated i n the limits, which are valid at the 95% confidence level. For the SM Higgs boson, a lower mass bound of 91.0 GeV is obtained. In the MSSM, the limits are m(H) > 74.8 GeV and m(A) > 76.5 GeV, assuming tan beta > 1, that the m ixing of the scalar top quarks is either zero or maximal, and that the soft SUSY-breaking masses are 1 TeV. For the case of zero scalar top mixing, th e values of tan beta between 0.72 and 2.19 are excluded.