Constraints on Higgs boson production with large transverse momentum using H →b b ¯ decays in the ATLAS detector

G. Aad, T.P.A. Åkesson, E.E. Corrigan, C. Doglioni, J. Geisen, E. Hansen, V. Hedberg, G. Jarlskog, B. Konya, E. Lytken, K.H. Mankinen, C. Marcon, J.U. Mjörnmark, G.A. Mullier, R. Poettgen, N.D. Simpson, E. Skorda, O. Smirnova, L. Zwalinski, ATLAS Collaboration

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Abstract

This paper reports constraints on Higgs boson production with transverse momentum above 1 TeV. The analyzed data from proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV were recorded with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider from 2015 to 2018 and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 136 fb-1. Higgs bosons decaying into bb¯ are reconstructed as single large-radius jets recoiling against a hadronic system and are identified by the experimental signature of two b-hadron decays. The experimental techniques are validated in the same kinematic regime using the Z→bb¯ process. The 95% confidence-level upper limit on the cross section for Higgs boson production with transverse momentum above 450 GeV is 115 fb, and above 1 TeV it is 9.6 fb. The Standard Model cross section predictions for a Higgs boson with a mass of 125 GeV in the same kinematic regions are 18.4 fb and 0.13 fb, respectively. © 2022 CERN.
Original languageEnglish
Article number092003
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume105
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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  • Subatomic Physics

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