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Search for a light charged Higgs boson in the decay channel H+→cs¯ in tt¯ events using pp collisions at s√=7 TeV with the ATLAS detector

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Article number2465
Journal publication date06/2013
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields
Number of pages20
Original languageEnglish


A search for a charged Higgs boson (H +) in tt¯ decays is presented, where one of the top quarks decays via t→H + b, followed by H +→ two jets ( cs¯ ). The other top quark decays to Wb, where the W boson then decays into a lepton (e/μ) and a neutrino. The data were recorded in pp collisions at s√=7 TeV by the ATLAS detector at the LHC in 2011, and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 4.7 fb−1. With no observation of a signal, 95 % confidence level (CL) upper limits are set on the decay branching ratio of top quarks to charged Higgs bosons varying between 5 % and 1 % for H + masses between 90 GeV and 150 GeV, assuming B(H+→cs¯)=100 % .