Higgsophilic s-channel Z and the CDF W+2J anomaly

Jiji Fan, David Krohn, Paul Langacker, Itay Yavin

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The CDF Collaboration recently presented evidence for an excess in the dijet invariant mass distribution coming from events in a W+2j exclusive sample. Here we show that this excess can be explained by the s-channel production of a weakly coupled Higgsophilic Z near MZ′∼270GeV which decays into a W± and a charged Higgs at MH±∼ 150GeV. While the simplest implementations of a general leptophobic Z model quickly run into tensions with electroweak observables, a more specific Higgsophilic model evades these constraints without resorting to any fine-tuning. We discuss the distinctive features of this model, focusing on its particular signatures at the Tevatron.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number105012
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number10
StatePublished - Nov 9 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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