Search for a light CP -odd Higgs boson in radiative decays of J /ψ

M. Ablikim, M. N. Achasov, X. C. Ai, O. Albayrak, M. Albrecht, D. J. Ambrose, A. Amoroso, F. F. An, Q. An, J. Z. Bai, R. Baldini Ferroli, Y. Ban, D. W. Bennett, J. V. Bennett, M. Bertani, D. Bettoni, J. M. Bian, F. Bianchi, E. Boger, I. BoykoR. A. Briere, H. Cai, X. Cai, O. Cakir, A. Calcaterra, G. F. Cao, S. A. Cetin, J. F. Chang, G. Chelkov, G. Chen, H. S. Chen, H. Y. Chen, J. C. Chen, M. L. Chen, S. J. Chen, X. Chen, X. R. Chen, Y. B. Chen, H. P. Cheng, X. K. Chu, G. Cibinetto, H. L. Dai, J. P. Dai, A. Dbeyssi, D. Dedovich, Z. Y. Deng, A. Denig, I. Denysenko, H. Muramatsu, R. Poling, (BESIII Collaboration)

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Abstract

We search for a light Higgs boson A0 in the fully reconstructed decay chain of J/ψ→γA0, A0→μ+μ- using (225.0±2.8)×106 J/ψ events collected by the BESIII experiment. The A0 is a hypothetical CP-odd light Higgs boson predicted by many extensions of the Standard Model including two spin-0 doublets plus an extra singlet. We find no evidence for A0 production and set 90% confidence-level upper limits on the product branching fraction B(J/ψ→γA0)×B(A0→μ+μ-) in the range of (2.8-495.3)×10-8 for 0.212≤mA0≤3.0 GeV/c2. The new limits are five times below our previous results, and the nature of the A0 is constrained to be mostly singlet.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number052005
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume93
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 3 2016

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    Ablikim, M., Achasov, M. N., Ai, X. C., Albayrak, O., Albrecht, M., Ambrose, D. J., Amoroso, A., An, F. F., An, Q., Bai, J. Z., Baldini Ferroli, R., Ban, Y., Bennett, D. W., Bennett, J. V., Bertani, M., Bettoni, D., Bian, J. M., Bianchi, F., Boger, E., ... (BESIII Collaboration) (2016). Search for a light CP -odd Higgs boson in radiative decays of J /ψ. Physical Review D, 93(5), [052005]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.93.052005