Observation and measurement of Higgs boson decays to WWwith the ATLAS detector

G. Aad, B. Abbott, J. Abdallah, S. Abdel Khalek, O. Abdinov, R. Aben, B. Abi, M. Abolins, O. S. Abou Zeid, H. Abramowicz, H. Abreu, R. Abreu, Y. Abulaiti, B. S. Acharya, L. Adamczyk, D. L. Adams, J. Adelman, S. Adomeit, T. Adye, T. Agatonovic-JovinJ. A. Aguilar-Saavedra, M. Agustoni, S. P. Ahlen, F. Ahmadov, G. Aielli, H. Akerstedt, T. P A Åkesson, G. Akimoto, A. V. Akimov, G. L. Alberghi, J. Albert, S. Albrand, M. J. Alconada Verzini, M. Aleksa, I. N. Aleksandrov, C. Alexa, G. Alexander, G. Alexandre, T. Alexopoulos, M. Alhroob, G. Alimonti, L. Alio, J. Alison, B. M M Allbrooke, L. J. Allison, P. P. Allport, K. Cranmer, A. Haas, A. I. Mincer, P. Nemethy, ATLAS Collaboration

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    We report the observation of Higgs boson decays to WWbased on an excess over background of 6.1 standard deviations in the dilepton final state, where the Standard Model expectation is 5.8 standard deviations. Evidence for the vector-boson fusion (VBF) production process is obtained with a significance of 3.2 standard deviations. The results are obtained from a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 25 fb-1from √s = 7 and 8 TeV pp collisions recorded by the ATLAS detector at the LHC. For a Higgs boson mass of 125.36 GeV, the ratio of the measured value to the expected value of the total production cross section times branching fraction is 1.09+0.16 -0.15(stat)+0.17 -0.14(syst). The corresponding ratios for the gluon fusion and vector-boson fusion production mechanisms are 1.02 ± 0.19(stat)+0.22 -0.18(syst) and 1.27+0.44 -0.40(stat)+0.30 -0.21(syst), respectively. At √s = 8 TeV, the total production cross sections are measured to be σ(gg→H→WW)=4.6±0.9(stat)+0.8 -0.7(syst) pb and σ(VBF H → WW)=0.51+0.17 -0.15(stat)+0.13 -0.08(syst)pb. The fiducial cross section is determined for the gluon-fusion process in exclusive final states with zero or one associated jet.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article number012006
    JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
    Volume92
    Issue number1
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    StatePublished - Jul 16 2015

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    Aad, G., Abbott, B., Abdallah, J., Abdel Khalek, S., Abdinov, O., Aben, R., ... ATLAS Collaboration (2015). Observation and measurement of Higgs boson decays to WWwith the ATLAS detector. Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 92(1), [012006]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.92.012006

    Observation and measurement of Higgs boson decays to WWwith the ATLAS detector. / Aad, G.; Abbott, B.; Abdallah, J.; Abdel Khalek, S.; Abdinov, O.; Aben, R.; Abi, B.; Abolins, M.; Abou Zeid, O. S.; Abramowicz, H.; Abreu, H.; Abreu, R.; Abulaiti, Y.; Acharya, B. S.; Adamczyk, L.; Adams, D. L.; Adelman, J.; Adomeit, S.; Adye, T.; Agatonovic-Jovin, T.; Aguilar-Saavedra, J. A.; Agustoni, M.; Ahlen, S. P.; Ahmadov, F.; Aielli, G.; Akerstedt, H.; Åkesson, T. P A; Akimoto, G.; Akimov, A. V.; Alberghi, G. L.; Albert, J.; Albrand, S.; Alconada Verzini, M. J.; Aleksa, M.; Aleksandrov, I. N.; Alexa, C.; Alexander, G.; Alexandre, G.; Alexopoulos, T.; Alhroob, M.; Alimonti, G.; Alio, L.; Alison, J.; Allbrooke, B. M M; Allison, L. J.; Allport, P. P.; Cranmer, K.; Haas, A.; Mincer, A. I.; Nemethy, P.; ATLAS Collaboration.

    In: Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, Vol. 92, No. 1, 012006, 16.07.2015.

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    Aad, G, Abbott, B, Abdallah, J, Abdel Khalek, S, Abdinov, O, Aben, R, Abi, B, Abolins, M, Abou Zeid, OS, Abramowicz, H, Abreu, H, Abreu, R, Abulaiti, Y, Acharya, BS, Adamczyk, L, Adams, DL, Adelman, J, Adomeit, S, Adye, T, Agatonovic-Jovin, T, Aguilar-Saavedra, JA, Agustoni, M, Ahlen, SP, Ahmadov, F, Aielli, G, Akerstedt, H, Åkesson, TPA, Akimoto, G, Akimov, AV, Alberghi, GL, Albert, J, Albrand, S, Alconada Verzini, MJ, Aleksa, M, Aleksandrov, IN, Alexa, C, Alexander, G, Alexandre, G, Alexopoulos, T, Alhroob, M, Alimonti, G, Alio, L, Alison, J, Allbrooke, BMM, Allison, LJ, Allport, PP, Cranmer, K, Haas, A, Mincer, AI, Nemethy, P & ATLAS Collaboration 2015, 'Observation and measurement of Higgs boson decays to WWwith the ATLAS detector', Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, vol. 92, no. 1, 012006. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.92.012006
    Aad, G. ; Abbott, B. ; Abdallah, J. ; Abdel Khalek, S. ; Abdinov, O. ; Aben, R. ; Abi, B. ; Abolins, M. ; Abou Zeid, O. S. ; Abramowicz, H. ; Abreu, H. ; Abreu, R. ; Abulaiti, Y. ; Acharya, B. S. ; Adamczyk, L. ; Adams, D. L. ; Adelman, J. ; Adomeit, S. ; Adye, T. ; Agatonovic-Jovin, T. ; Aguilar-Saavedra, J. A. ; Agustoni, M. ; Ahlen, S. P. ; Ahmadov, F. ; Aielli, G. ; Akerstedt, H. ; Åkesson, T. P A ; Akimoto, G. ; Akimov, A. V. ; Alberghi, G. L. ; Albert, J. ; Albrand, S. ; Alconada Verzini, M. J. ; Aleksa, M. ; Aleksandrov, I. N. ; Alexa, C. ; Alexander, G. ; Alexandre, G. ; Alexopoulos, T. ; Alhroob, M. ; Alimonti, G. ; Alio, L. ; Alison, J. ; Allbrooke, B. M M ; Allison, L. J. ; Allport, P. P. ; Cranmer, K. ; Haas, A. ; Mincer, A. I. ; Nemethy, P. ; ATLAS Collaboration. / Observation and measurement of Higgs boson decays to WWwith the ATLAS detector. In: Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology. 2015 ; Vol. 92, No. 1.
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