Regular Article - Experimental Physics
Search for charged Higgs bosons: combined results using LEP data
CERN, 1211, Geneva 23, Switzerland
Revised: 29 March 2013
Published online: 3 July 2013
The four LEP collaborations, ALEPH, DELPHI, L3 and OPAL, have searched for pair-produced charged Higgs bosons in the framework of Two Higgs Doublet Models (2HDMs). The data of the four experiments have been statistically combined. The results are interpreted within the 2HDM for Type I and Type II benchmark scenarios. No statistically significant excess has been observed when compared to the Standard Model background prediction, and the combined LEP data exclude large regions of the model parameter space. Charged Higgs bosons with mass below 80 GeV/c² (Type II scenario) or 72.5 GeV/c² (Type I scenario, for pseudo-scalar masses above 12 GeV/c²) are excluded at the 95 % confidence level.
The authors are listed in Refs. [4, 5, 7, 8, 10]. Corresponding author: Pierre Lutz belongs to the DELPHI Collaboration and the LEP working group for Higgs boson searches; e-mail: email@example.com. Postal address: DSM/IRFU/SPP, CEA Saclay, 91191 Gif sur Yvette Cedex, France
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