Search for a light CP-odd Higgs boson in radiative decays of J/psi
2016 (English)In: PHYSICAL REVIEW D, ISSN 2470-0010, Vol. 93, no 5, 052005Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
We search for a light Higgs boson A(0) in the fully reconstructed decay chain of J/psi -> gamma A(0), A(0)-> mu(+)mu(-) using (225.0 +/- 2.8) x 10(6) J/psi events collected by the BESIII experiment. The A(0) 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 A(0) production and set 90% confidence-level upper limits on the product branching fraction B(J/psi -> gamma A(0)) x B(A(0)-> mu(+)mu(-)) in the range of (2.8-495.3) x 10(-8) for 0.212 <= mA(0) <= 3.0 GeV/c(2). The new limits are five times below our previous results, and the nature of the A(0) is constrained to be mostly singlet.
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2016. Vol. 93, no 5, 052005
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-282811DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.93.052005ISI: 000371413800003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-282811DiVA: diva2:919596
Funding: The authors wish to thank Pierre Fayet for helpful discussions of new physics models. The BESIII Collaboration thanks the staff of BEPCII and the IHEP computing center for their strong support. This work is supported in part by National Key Basic Research Program of China under Contract No. 2015CB856700; National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) under Contracts No. 11125525, No. 11235011, No. 11322544, No. 11335008, and No. 11425524; the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Large-Scale Scientific Facility Program; the CAS Center for Excellence in Particle Physics; the Collaborative Innovation Center for Particles and Interactions; Joint Large-Scale Scientific Facility Funds of the NSFC and CAS under Contracts No. 11179007, No. U1232201, and No. U1332201; CAS under Contracts No. KJCX2-YW-N29 and No. KJCX2-YW-N45; 100 Talents Program of CAS; National 1000 Talents Program of China; INPAC and Shanghai Key Laboratory for Particle Physics and Cosmology; German Research Foundation DFG under Collaborative Research Center Contract No. CRC-1044; Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Italy; Joint Funds of the National Science Foundation of China under Contract No. U1232107; Ministry of Development of Turkey under Contract No. DPT2006K-120470; Russian Foundation for Basic Research under Contract No. 14-07-91152; The Swedish Research Council; US Department of Energy under Contracts No. DE-FG02-04ER41291, No. DE-FG02-05ER41374, No. DE-SC0012069, and No. DESC0010118; US National Science Foundation; University of Groningen and the Helmholtzzentrum fuer Schwerionenforschung GmbH, Darmstadt; and WCU Program of National Research Foundation of Korea under Contract No. R32-2008-000-10155-0.2016-04-142016-04-072016-04-14Bibliographically approved