Tuesday, July 16, 2013

1307.3765 (Nishita Desai et al.)

An updated analysis of radion-higgs mixing in the light of LHC data    [PDF]

Nishita Desai, Ushoshi Maitra, Biswarup Mukhopadhyaya
We explore the constraints on the parameter space of a Randall-Sundrum warped geometry scenario, where a radion field arises out of the attempt to stabilise the radius of the extra compact spacelike dimension, using the most recent data from higgs searches at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and the Tevatron. We calculate contributions from both the scalar mass eigenstates arising from radion-higgs kinetic mixing in all important search channels. The most important channel to be affected is the decay via WW*, where no invariant mass peak can discern the two distinct physical states. Improving upon the previous studies, we perform a full analysis in the WW* channel, taking into account the effect of various cuts and interference when the two scalar are closely spaced. We examine both cases where the experimentally discovered scalar is either 'higgs-like' or 'radion-like'. The implications of a relatively massive scalar decaying into a pair of 125 GeV scalars is also included. Based on a global analysis of the current data, including not only a single 125 GeV scalar but also another one with mass over the range 110 to 600 GeV, we obtain the up-to-date exclusion contours in the parameter space. Side by side, regions agreeing with the data within 68% and 95% confidence level based on a \chi^2-minimisation procedure, are also presented.
View original: http://arxiv.org/abs/1307.3765

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