Measurement of the H→ γγ and H→ ZZ∗→ 4 ℓ cross-sections in pp collisions at √s=13.6 TeV with the ATLAS detector

G. Aad, T.P.A. Åkesson, C. Doglioni, V. Hedberg, H. Herde, B. Konya, E. Lytken, R. Poettgen, N.D. Simpson, O. Smirnova, W. Zou, L. Zwalinski, ATLAS Collaboration

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The inclusive Higgs boson production cross-section is measured in the di-photon and the ZZ∗→ 4 ℓ decay channels using 31.4 and 29.0 fb - 1 of pp collision data respectively, collected with the ATLAS detector at a centre-of-mass energy of s=13.6 TeV . To reduce the model dependence, the measurement in each channel is restricted to a particle-level phase space that closely matches the channel’s detector-level kinematic selection, and it is corrected for detector effects. These measured fiducial cross-sections are σfid,γγ= 76-13+14 fb, and σfid,4ℓ= 2.80±0.74 fb, in agreement with the corresponding Standard Model predictions of 67.6 ± 3.7 fb and 3.67 ± 0.19 fb. Assuming Standard Model acceptances and branching fractions for the two channels, the fiducial measurements are extrapolated to the full phase space yielding total cross-sections of σ(pp→H)=67-11+12 pb and 46 ± 12 pb at 13.6 TeV from the di-photon and ZZ∗→ 4 ℓ measurements respectively. The two measurements are combined into a total cross-section measurement of σ(pp→ H) = 58.2 ± 8.7 pb, to be compared with the Standard Model prediction of σ(pp→ H) SM= 59.9 ± 2.6 pb.
Original languageEnglish
Article number78
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2024

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Subatomic Physics

Free keywords

  • Bosons
  • Phase space methods
  • Tellurium compounds
  • A-center
  • ATLAS detectors
  • Center-of-mass energies
  • Decay channels
  • Higgs boson
  • Measurements of
  • Model prediction
  • Phase spaces
  • Production cross section
  • Standard model
  • Photons


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