@article{eb48d0a4280543fdbd585f40d2a0dfcc,

title = "Search for rare decays of Z and Higgs bosons to J / ψ and a photon in proton-proton collisions at √s = 13 TeV",

abstract = "A search is presented for decays of Z and Higgs bosons to a J / ψ meson and a photon, with the subsequent decay of the J / ψ to μ+μ-. The analysis uses data from proton-proton collisions with an integrated luminosity of 35.9fb-1 at s=13TeV collected with the CMS detector at the LHC. The observed limit on the Z → J / ψγ decay branching fraction, assuming that the J / ψ meson is produced unpolarized, is 1.4 × 10 - 6 at 95% confidence level, which corresponds to a rate higher than expected in the standard model by a factor of 15. For extreme-polarization scenarios, the observed limit changes from - 13.6 to + 8.6 % with respect to the unpolarized scenario. The observed upper limit on the branching fraction for H → J / ψγ where the J / ψ meson is assumed to be transversely polarized is 7.6 × 10 - 4, a factor of 260 larger than the standard model prediction. The results for the Higgs boson are combined with previous data from proton-proton collisions at s=8TeV to produce an observed upper limit on the branching fraction for H → J / ψγ that is a factor of 220 larger than the standard model value.",

author = "{CMS Collaboration} and Sirunyan, {A. M.} and A. Tumasyan and W. Adam and F. Ambrogi and E. Asilar and T. Bergauer and J. Brandstetter and M. Dragicevic and J. Er{\"o} and {Del Valle}, {A. Escalante} and M. Flechl and R. Fr{\"u}hwirth and Ghete, {V. M.} and J. Hrubec and M. Jeitler and N. Krammer and I. Kr{\"a}tschmer and D. Liko and T. Madlener and I. Mikulec and N. Rad and H. Rohringer and J. Schieck and R. Sch{\"o}fbeck and M. Spanring and D. Spitzbart and A. Taurok and W. Waltenberger and J. Wittmann and Wulz, {C. E.} and M. Zarucki and V. Chekhovsky and V. Mossolov and Gonzalez, {J. Suarez} and {De Wolf}, {E. A.} and {Di Croce}, D. and X. Janssen and J. Lauwers and M. Pieters and {Van Haevermaet}, H. and {Van Mechelen}, P. and {Van Remortel}, N. and Zeid, {S. Abu} and F. Blekman and J. D{\textquoteright}Hondt and {De Bruyn}, I. and {De Clercq}, J. and K. Deroover and G. Flouris and D. Lontkovskyi and S. Lowette and I. Marchesini and S. Moortgat and L. Moreels and Q. Python and K. Skovpen and S. Tavernier and {Van Doninck}, W. and {Van Mulders}, P. and {Van Parijs}, I. and D. Beghin and B. Bilin and H. Brun and B. Clerbaux and {De Lentdecker}, G. and H. Delannoy and B. Dorney and G. Fasanella and L. Favart and R. Goldouzian and A. Grebenyuk and Kalsi, {A. K.} and T. Lenzi and J. Luetic and N. Postiau and E. Starling and L. Thomas and Velde, {C. Vander} and P. Vanlaer and D. Vannerom and Q. Wang and T. Cornelis and Andrew Whitbeck and Nural Akchurin and Shuichi Kunori and Sungwon Lee and Igor Volobouev",

year = "2019",

month = feb,

day = "1",

doi = "10.1140/epjc/s10052-019-6562-5",

language = "English",

volume = "79",

journal = "European Physical Journal C",

issn = "1434-6044",

number = "2",

}