Searches for neutral Higgs bosons in e+e- collisions at centre-of-mass energies from 192 to 202 GeV

R. Barate, D. Decamp, P. Ghez, C. Goy, S. Jezequel, J. P. Lees, F. Martin, E. Merle, M. N. Minard, B. Pietrzyk, S. Bravo, M. P. Casado, M. Chmeissani, J. M. Crespo, E. Fernandez, M. Fernandez-Bosman, L. Garrido, E. Graugés, J. Lopez, M. MartinezG. Merino, R. Miquel, L. M. Mir, A. Pacheco, D. Paneque, H. Ruiz, A. Colaleo, D. Creanza, N. de Filippis, M. de Palma, G. Iaselli, G. Maggi, M. Maggi, S. Nuzzo, A. Ranieri, G. Raso, F. Ruggieri, G. Selvaggi, L. Silvestris, P. Tempesta, A. Tricomi, G. Zito, X. Huang, J. Lin, J. Ouyang, T. Wang, Y. Xie, R. Xu, S. Xue, J. Zhang, L. Zhang, W. Zhao, D. Abbaneo, P. Azzurri, G. Boix, O. Buchmüller, M. Cattaneo, F. Cerutti, B. Clerbaux, G. Dissertori, H. Drevermann, R. W. Forty, M. Frank, F. Gianotti, T. C. Greening, J. B. Hansen, J. Harvey, D. E. Hutchcroft, P. Janot, B. Jost, M. Kado, V. Lemaitre, P. Maley, P. Mato, A. Minten, A. Moutoussi, F. Ranjard, L. Rolandi, D. Schlatter, M. Schmitt, O. Schneider, P. Spagnolo, W. Tejessy, F. Teubert, E. Tournefier, A. Valassi, J. J. Ward, A. E. Wright, Z. Ajaltouni, F. Badaud, S. Dessagne, A. Falvard, D. Fayolle, P. Gay, P. Henrard, J. Jousset, B. Michel, S. Monteil, J. C. Montret, D. Pallin

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Abstract

Searches for neutral Higgs bosons are performed with the 237 pb-1 of data collected in 1999 by the ALEPH detector at LEP, for centre-of-mass energies between 191.6 and 201.6 GeV. These searches apply to Higgs bosons within the context of the Standard Model and its minimal supersymmetric extension (MSSM) as well as to invisibly decaying Higgs bosons. No evidence of a signal is seen. A lower limit on the mass of the Standard Model Higgs boson of 107.7 GeV/c2 at 95% confidence level is set. In the MSSM, lower limits of 91.2 and 91.6 GeV/c2 are derived for the masses of the neutral Higgs bosons h and A, respectively. For a Higgs boson decaying invisibly and produced with the Standard Model cross section, masses below 106.4 GeV/c2 are excluded. © 2001 Published by Elsevier Science B.V.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-66
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume499
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2001

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