Search for lepton-flavor violating decays of the Higgs boson in the μτ and eτ final states in proton-proton collisions at s =13 TeV

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

Physical Review D, vol.104, no.3, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 104 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1103/physrevd.104.032013
  • Journal Name: Physical Review D
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Chemical Abstracts Core, INSPEC, zbMATH
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


© 2021 CERN, for the CMS Collaboration.A search is presented for lepton-flavor violating decays of the Higgs boson to μτ and eτ. The dataset corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 137 fb-1 collected at the LHC in proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV. No significant excess has been found, and the results are interpreted in terms of upper limits on lepton-flavor violating branching fractions of the Higgs boson. The observed (expected) upper limits on the branching fractions are, respectively, B(H→μτ)<0.15(0.15)% and B(H→eτ)<0.22(0.16)% at 95% confidence level.