Search for a very light Higgs boson in Z decays

D. Decamp, B. Deschizeaux, C. Goy, J. P. Lees, M. N. Minard, J. M. Crespo, M. Delfino, E. Fernandez, Ll Garrido, P. Mato, R. Miquel, Ll M. Mir, S. Orteu, A. Pacheco, J. A. Perlas, E. Tubau, M. G. Catanesi, M. de Palma, A. Farilla, G. IaselliG. Maggi, S. Natali, S. Nuzzo, A. Ranieri, G. Raso, F. Romano, F. Ruggieri, G. Selvaggi, L. Silvestris, P. Tempesta, G. Zito, Y. Gao, H. Hu, D. Huang, S. Jin, J. Lin, T. Ruan, T. Wang, W. Wu, Y. Xie, D. Xu, R. Xu, J. Zhang, Z. Zhang, W. Zhao, H. Albrecht, W. B. Atwood, F. Bird, E. Blucher, F. Bossi, J. Bourotte, D. Brown, T. H. Burnett, H. Drevermann, F. Dydak, R. W. Forty, C. Grab, R. Hagelberg, S. Haywood, B. Jost, M. Kasemann, G. Kellner, J. Knobloch, A. Lacourt, I. Lehraus, T. Lohse, D. Lüke, A. Marchioro, M. Martinez, J. May, S. Menary, A. Minten, A. Miotto, P. Palazzi, F. Ranjard, A. Roth, J. Rothberg, H. Rotscheidt, W. von Rüden, R. St.Denis, D. Schlatter, M. Takashima, M. Talby, H. Taureg, W. Tejessy, H. Wachsmuth, S. Wasserbaech, S. Wheeler, W. Wiedenmann, W. Witzeling, J. Wotschack, Z. Ajaltouni, M. Bardadin-Otwinowska, A. Falvard, P. Gay, P. Henrard, J. Jousset, B. Michel, J. C. Montret, D. Pallin

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A search has been made for a very light Higgs boson in the processes e+e- → e+e-H and e+e- →μ+μ-H using data collected by ALEPH at the LEP e+e- collider at centre of mass energies close to the Z peak. The mass range between 0 and 57 MeV is unambigously excluded at the 95% confidence level. If we combine this with our previously published analysis, the complete range from 0 to 24 GeV is excluded at 95% CL. The search is extended to light Higgs bosons of the minimal supersymmetric standard model, with the result that all possibilities of coupling are excluded for Higgs masses below 3 GeV. © 1990.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-297
JournalPhysics Letters B
Publication statusPublished - 9 Aug 1990


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