A search for a heavy, CP-odd Higgs boson, A, decaying into a Z boson and a 125 GeV Higgs boson, h, with the ATLAS detector at the LHC is presented. The search uses proton-proton collision data at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 20.3 fb-1. Decays of CP-even h bosons to ττ or bb pairs with the Z boson decaying to electron or muon pairs are considered, as well as h→bb decays with the Z boson decaying to neutrinos. No evidence for the production of an A boson in these channels is found and the 95% confidence level upper limits derived for σ(gg→A)×BR(A→Zh)×BR(h→ff-) are 0.098-0.013 pb for f=τ and 0.57-0.014 pb for f=b in a range of mA=220-1000GeV. The results are combined and interpreted in the context of two-Higgs-doublet models.

Aad, G., Abbott, B., Abdallah, J., Abdel Khalek, S., Abdinov, O., Aben, R., et al. (2015). Search for a CP-odd Higgs boson decaying to Zh in pp collisions at √s=8TeVwith the ATLAS detector. PHYSICS LETTERS. SECTION B, 744, 163-183 [10.1016/j.physletb.2015.03.054].

Search for a CP-odd Higgs boson decaying to Zh in pp collisions at √s=8TeVwith the ATLAS detector

ALBERGHI, GIAN LUIGI;BELLAGAMBA, LORENZO;BOSCHERINI, DAVIDE;BRUNI, ALESSIA;BRUNI, GRAZIANO;DE CASTRO, STEFANO;FABBRI, LAURA;FRANCHINI, MATTEO;GABRIELLI, ALESSANDRO;GIACOBBE, BENEDETTO;LASAGNI MANGHI, FEDERICO;MASSA, LORENZO;MENGARELLI, ALBERTO;POLINI, ALESSANDRO;