Analysis of the CP structure of the Yukawa coupling between the Higgs boson and τ leptons in proton-proton collisions at √s = 13 TeV


Creative Commons License

Tumasyan A., Adam W., Andrejkovic J., Bergauer T., Chatterjee S., Dragicevic M., ...More

Journal of High Energy Physics, vol.2022, no.6, 2022 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2022 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/jhep06(2022)012
  • Title of Journal : Journal of High Energy Physics
  • Keywords: Hadron-Hadron Scattering, Higgs Physics, Tau Physics

Abstract

© 2022, The Author(s).The first measurement of the CP structure of the Yukawa coupling between the Higgs boson and τ leptons is presented. The measurement is based on data collected in proton-proton collisions at s = 13 TeV by the CMS detector at the LHC, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 137 fb−1. The analysis uses the angular correlation between the decay planes of τ leptons produced in Higgs boson decays. The effective mixing angle between CP-even and CP-odd τ Yukawa couplings is found to be −1 ± 19°, compared to an expected value of 0 ± 21° at the 68.3% confidence level. The data disfavour the pure CP-odd scenario at 3.0 standard deviations. The results are compatible with predictions for the standard model Higgs boson. [Figure not available: see fulltext.]