Search for the Standard Model Higgs boson produced by vector-boson fusion and decaying to bottom quarks in √s=8 TeV pp collisions with the ATLAS detector

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Abstract

A search with the ATLAS detector is presented for the Standard Model Higgs boson produced by vector-boson fusion and decaying to a pair of bottom quarks, using 20.2 fb−1 of LHC proton-proton collision data at s=8 TeV. The signal is searched for as a resonance in the invariant mass distribution of a pair of jets containing b-hadrons in vector-boson-fusion candidate events. The yield is measured to be −0.8 ± 2.3 times the Standard Model cross-section for a Higgs boson mass of 125 GeV. The upper limit on the cross-section times the branching ratio is found to be 4.4 times the Standard Model cross-section at the 95% confidence level, consistent with the expected limit value of 5.4 (5.7) in the background-only (Standard Model production) hypothesis.[Figure not available: see fulltext.] © 2016, The Author(s).

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External organisations
  • 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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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Subatomic Physics

Keywords

  • Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments), Higgs physics, proton-proton scattering
Original languageEnglish
Article number112
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Volume2016
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes

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Export Date: 14 July 2017