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Search for a fermiophobic Higgs at LEP 2

Department of Physics and Astronomy, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011-3160, USA
Physics Letters B (Impact Factor: 6.02). 05/2001; 507(1-4):89-103. DOI: 10.1016/S0370-2693(01)00449-X

ABSTRACT Higgs bosons predicted by the fermiophobic scenario within Two Higgs Doublets Models were searched for in the data collected by the DELPHI detector at centre-of-mass energies between 189 GeV and 202 GeV, corresponding to a total integrated luminosity of 380 pb−1. No signal was found and confidence limits were derived in the framework of possible extensions of the Standard Model Higgs sector.

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