Search for a charged Higgs boson produced in the vector-boson fusion mode with decay h-+/- -> w(+/-)z using pp collisions at root s=8 TeV with the ATLAS experiment
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CitationAdd, G., Abbott, B., Abdallah, J., Abdinov, O., Aben, R., Abolins, M. ... ATLAS Collaboration. (2015). Search for a charged Higgs boson produced in the vector-boson fusion mode with decay h-+/- -> w(+/-)z using pp collisions at root s=8 TeV with the ATLAS experiment. Physical Review Letters, 114(23), 1-18. http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.114.231801
A search for a charged Higgs boson, H-+/-, decaying to a W-+/- boson and a Z boson is presented. The search is based on 20.3 fb(-1) of proton-proton collision data at a center-of-mass energy of 8 TeV recorded with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. The H-+/- boson is assumed to be produced via vector-boson fusion and the decays W-+/- -> q (q') over bar and Z -> e(+)e(-)/mu(+)mu(-) are considered. The search is performed in a range of charged Higgs boson masses from 200 to 1000 GeV. No evidence for the production of an H+ boson is observed. Upper limits of 31-1020 fb at 95% C.L. are placed on the cross section for vector-boson fusion production of an H-+/- boson times its branching fraction to W(+/-)Z. The limits are compared with predictions from the Georgi-Machacek Higgs triplet model.