@article{4afd2361cdc3451ba64123fd6007cab7,

title = "Search for narrow high-mass resonances in proton–proton collisions at s=8 TeV decaying to a Z and a Higgs boson",

abstract = "A search for a narrow, high-mass resonance decaying into Z and Higgs (H) bosons is presented. The final state studied consists of a merged jet pair and a τ pair resulting from the decays of Z and H bosons, respectively. The analysis is based on a data sample of proton–proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 8 TeV, collected with the CMS experiment in 2012, and corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 fb−1. In the resonance mass range of interest, which extends from 0.8 to 2.5 TeV, the Z and H bosons are produced with large momenta, which implies that the final products of the two quarks or the two τ leptons must be detected within a small angular interval. From a combination of all possible decay modes of the τ leptons, production cross sections in a range between 0.9 and 27.8 fb are excluded at 95% confidence level, depending on the resonance mass.",

keywords = "Boosted topology, CMS, Jets, Physics, Resonance production, Tau leptons",

author = "{CMS Collaboration} and V. Khachatryan and Sirunyan, {A. M.} and A. Tumasyan and W. Adam and T. Bergauer and M. Dragicevic and J. Er{\"o} and M. Friedl and R. Fr{\"u}hwirth and Ghete, {V. M.} and C. Hartl and N. H{\"o}rmann and J. Hrubec and M. Jeitler and W. Kiesenhofer and V. Kn{\"u}nz and M. Krammer and I. Kr{\"a}tschmer and D. Liko and I. Mikulec and D. Rabady and B. Rahbaran and H. Rohringer and R. Sch{\"o}fbeck and J. Strauss and W. Treberer-Treberspurg and W. Waltenberger and Wulz, {C. E.} and V. Mossolov and N. Shumeiko and {Suarez Gonzalez}, J. and S. Alderweireldt and S. Bansal and T. Cornelis and {De Wolf}, {E. A.} and X. Janssen and A. Knutsson and J. Lauwers and S. Luyckx and S. Ochesanu and R. Rougny and {Van De Klundert}, M. and {Van Haevermaet}, H. and {Van Mechelen}, P. and {Van Remortel}, N. and {Van Spilbeeck}, A. and F. Blekman and S. Blyweert and J. D'Hondt and N. Daci and N. Heracleous and J. Keaveney and S. Lowette and M. Maes and A. Olbrechts and Q. Python and D. Strom and S. Tavernier and {Van Doninck}, W. and {Van Mulders}, P. and {Van Onsem}, {G. P.} and I. Villella and C. Caillol and B. Clerbaux and {De Lentdecker}, G. and D. Dobur and L. Favart and Gay, {A. P.R.} and A. Grebenyuk and A. L{\'e}onard and A. Mohammadi and L. Perni{\`e} and A. Randle-conde and T. Reis and Andrew Whitbeck and Nural Akchurin and Shuichi Kunori and Sungwon Lee and Igor Volobouev",

year = "2015",

month = sep,

day = "2",

doi = "10.1016/j.physletb.2015.07.011",

language = "English",

volume = "748",

pages = "255--277",

journal = "Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics",

issn = "0370-2693",

}