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Search for the associated production of a b quark and a neutral supersymmetric Higgs boson which decays to tau pairs

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Article number151801
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>14/04/2010
<mark>Journal</mark>Physical review letters
Issue number15
Number of pages7
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


We report results from a search for production of a neutral Higgs boson in association with a $b$ quark. We search for Higgs decays to $\tau$ pairs with one $\tau$ subsequently decaying to a muon and the other to hadrons. The data correspond to 2.7fb$^{-1}$ of $\ppbar$ collisions recorded by the D0 detector at $\sqrt{s} = 1.96$TeV. The data are found to be consistent with background predictions. The result allows us to exclude a significant region of parameter space of the minimal supersymmetric model.

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