Test of CP invariance in vector-boson fusion production of the Higgs boson using the Optimal Observable method in the ditau decay channel with the ATLAS detector

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A test of CP invariance in Higgs boson production via vector-boson fusion using the method of the Optimal Observable is presented. The analysis exploits the decay mode of the Higgs boson into a pair of τ leptons and is based on 20.3 fb - 1 of proton–proton collision data at s = 8 TeV collected by the ATLAS experiment at the LHC. Contributions from CP-violating interactions between the Higgs boson and electroweak gauge bosons are described in an effective field theory framework, in which the strength of CP violation is governed by a single parameter d~. The mean values and distributions of CP-odd observables agree with the expectation in the Standard Model and show no sign of CP violation. The CP-mixing parameter d~ is constrained to the interval (- 0.11 , 0.05) at 68% confidence level, consistent with the Standard Model expectation of d~ = 0. © 2016, CERN for the benefit of the ATLAS collaboration.

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  • Academia Sinica
  • Aix-Marseille University
  • University of Oklahoma
  • Institute of Physics Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences
  • University of Paris-Sud
  • University of Amsterdam
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  • Subatomic Physics
Original languageEnglish
Article number658
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Volume76
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes

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