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Search for pair production of doubly-charged Higgs bosons in the H^{++}H^{--}^ to mu^+mu^+mu^-mu^- final state at D0

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Article number071803
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>13/07/2008
<mark>Journal</mark>Physical Review Letters
Issue number7
Number of pages7
<mark>Original language</mark>English


We report the results of a search for pair production of doubly-charged Higgs bosons via ppbar to H^{++}H^{--}X to mu^+mu^+mu^-mu^-X at sqrt{s} = 1.96 TeV. We use a dataset corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1.1 fb^{-1} collected from 2002 to 2006 by the D0 detector at the Fermilab Tevatron Collider. In the absence of an excess above the standard model background, lower mass limits of M(H^{pmpm}_L) > 150 GeV/c^2 and M(H^{pmpm}_R) > 127 GeV/c^2 at 95% C.L. are set, respectively, for left-handed and right-handed doubly-charged Higgs bosons assuming a 100% branching ratio into muons.

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© 2008 The American Physical Society
7 pages, 2 figures, submitted to Phys. Rev. Lett