Search for rare decays of Z and Higgs bosons to J/psii and a photon in proton-proton collisions at root s=13 TeV

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The CMS Collaboration , Sirunyan , A M , Eerola , P , Kirschenmann , H , Pekkanen , J , Voutilainen , M , Havukainen , J , Heikkilä , J K , Järvinen , T , Karimäki , V , Kinnunen , R , Lampén , T , Lassila-Perini , K , Laurila , S , Lehti , S , Lindén , T , Luukka , P , Mäenpää , T , Siikonen , H , Tuominen , E , Tuominiemi , J & Tuuva , T 2019 , ' Search for rare decays of Z and Higgs bosons to J/psii and a photon in proton-proton collisions at root s=13 TeV ' , European Physical Journal C. Particles and Fields , vol. 79 , no. 2 , 94 . https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-019-6562-5

Title: Search for rare decays of Z and Higgs bosons to J/psii and a photon in proton-proton collisions at root s=13 TeV
Author: The CMS collaboration; Sirunyan, A. M.; Eerola, P.; Kirschenmann, H.; Pekkanen, J.; Voutilainen, M.; Havukainen, J.; Heikkilä, J. K.; Järvinen, T.; Karimäki, V.; Kinnunen, R.; Lampén, T.; Lassila-Perini, K.; Laurila, S.; Lehti, S.; Lindén, T.; Luukka, P.; Mäenpää, T.; Siikonen, H.; Tuominen, E.; Tuominiemi, J.; Tuuva, T.
Contributor organization: Department of Physics
Helsinki Institute of Physics
Date: 2019-01-30
Language: eng
Number of pages: 27
Belongs to series: European Physical Journal C. Particles and Fields
ISSN: 1434-6044
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-019-6562-5
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/300384
Abstract: A search is presented for decays of Z and Higgs bosons to a J/ meson and a photon, with the subsequent decay of the J/ to +-. The analysis uses data from proton-proton collisions with an integrated luminosity of 35.9fb-1 at =13collected with the CMS detector at the LHC. The observed limit on the ZJ/ decay branching fraction, assuming that the J/ meson is produced unpolarized, is 1.4x10-6 at 95% confidence level, which corresponds to a rate higher than expected in the standard model by a factor of 15. For extreme-polarization scenarios, the observed limit changes from -13.6 to +8.6% with respect to the unpolarized scenario. The observed upper limit on the branching fraction for HJ/ where the J/ meson is assumed to be transversely polarized is 7.6x10-4, a factor of 260 larger than the standard model prediction. The results for the Higgs boson are combined with previous data from proton-proton collisions at =8TeV to produce an observed upper limit on the branching fraction for HJ/ that is a factor of 220 larger than the standard model value.
Subject: 114 Physical sciences
PP COLLISIONS
PARTON DISTRIBUTIONS
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