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HiggsBounds 2.0.0: Confronting neutral and charged Higgs sector predictions with exclusion bounds from LEP and the Tevatron

AutorBechtle, P.; Brein, O.; Heinemeyer, Sven ; Weiglein, G.; Williams, K. E.
Palabras claveElementary particle physics
General high energy physics and computing
Higgs bosons
Charged Higgs bosons
Higgs search
LEP
Tevatron
Beyond the Standard Model
Fecha de publicacióndic-2011
EditorElsevier
CitaciónComputer Physics Communications 182(12): 2605-2631 (2011)
ResumenHiggsBounds 2.0.0 is a computer code which tests both neutral and charged Higgs sectors of arbitrary models against the current exclusion bounds from the Higgs searches at LEP and the Tevatron. As input, it requires a selection of model predictions, such as Higgs masses, branching ratios, effective couplings and total decay widths. HiggsBounds 2.0.0 then uses the expected and observed topological cross section limits from the Higgs searches to determine whether a given parameter scenario of a model is excluded at the 95% C.L. by those searches. Version 2.0.0 represents a significant extension of the code since its first release (1.0.0). It includes now 28/53 LEP/Tevatron Higgs search analyses, compared to the 11/22 in the first release, of which many of the ones from the Tevatron are replaced by updates. As a major extension, the code allows now the predictions for (singly) charged Higgs bosons to be confronted with LEP and Tevatron searches. Furthermore, the newly included analyses contain LEP searches for neutral Higgs bosons (H) decaying invisibly or into (non-flavour tagged) hadrons as well as decay-mode independent searches for neutral Higgs bosons, LEP searches via the production modes τ+τ−H and b¯bH, and Tevatron searches via t¯tH. Also, all Tevatron results presented at the ICHEP’10 are included in version 2.0.0. As physics applications of HiggsBounds 2.0.0 we study the allowed Higgs mass range for model scenarios with invisible Higgs decays and we obtain exclusion results for the scalar sector of the Randall– Sundrum model using up-to-date LEP and Tevatron direct search results.
Descripción27 páginas, 5 figuras, 16 tablas.-- This paper and its associated computer program are available via the Computer Physics Communications homepage on ScienceDirect (http://www.sciencedirect.com/ science/journal/00104655).-- El Pdf del artículo es la versión pre-print: arXiv:1102.1898v1
Versión del editorhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cpc.2011.07.015
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10261/46120
DOI10.1016/j.cpc.2011.07.015
ISSN0010-4655
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