Measurement of exclusive γγ →w+W- production and search for exclusive Higgs boson production in pp collisions at s =8 TeV using the ATLAS detector

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Searches for exclusively produced W boson pairs in the process pp(γγ)→pW+W-p and an exclusively produced Higgs boson in the process pp(gg)→pHp have been performed using e±μ final states. These measurements use 20.2 fb-1 of pp collisions collected by the ATLAS experiment at a center-of-mass energy s=8 TeV at the LHC. Exclusive production of W+W- consistent with the Standard Model prediction is found with 3.0σ significance. The exclusive W+W- production cross section is determined to be σ(γγ→W+W-→e±μX)=6.9±2.2(stat)±1.4(sys) fb, in agreement with the Standard Model prediction. Limits on anomalous quartic gauge couplings are set at 95% confidence level as -1.7×10-6

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  • University of Iowa
  • Mohamed Premier University
  • Aix-Marseille University
  • University of Oklahoma
  • Institute of Physics Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences
  • University of Paris-Sud
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  • Subatomic Physics
Original languageEnglish
Article number032011
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume94
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes

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