Search for Higgs bosons decaying to WW in e+e- collisions at LEP

S. Schael, R. Barate, R. Brunelière, I. De Bonis, D. Decamp, C. Goy, S. Jézéquel, J. P. Lees, F. Martin, E. Merle, M. N. Minard, B. Pietrzyk, B. Trocmé, S. Bravo, M. P. Casado, M. Chmeissani, J. M. Crespo, E. Fernandez, M. Fernandez-Bosman, L. Garrido & 257 others M. Martinez, A. Pacheco, H. Ruiz, A. Colaleo, D. Creanza, N. De Filippis, M. De Palma, G. Iaselli, G. Maggi, M. Maggi, S. Nuzzo, A. Ranieri, G. Raso, F. Ruggieri, G. Selvaggi, L. Silvestris, P. Tempesta, A. Tricomi, G. Zito, X. Huang, J. Lin, Q. Ouyang, T. Wang, Y. Xie, R. Xu, S. Xue, J. Zhang, L. Zhang, W. Zhao, D. Abbaneo, T. Barklow, O. Buchmüller, M. Cattaneo, B. Clerbaux, H. Drevermann, R. W. Forty, M. Frank, F. Gianotti, J. B. Hansen, J. Harvey, D. E. Hutchcroft, P. Janot, B. Jost, M. Kado, P. Mato, A. Moutoussi, F. Ranjard, L. Rolandi, D. Schlatter, F. Teubert, A. Valassi, I. Videau, F. Badaud, S. Dessagne, A. Falvard, D. Fayolle, P. Gay, J. Jousset, B. Michel, S. Monteil, D. Pallin, J. M. Pascolo, P. Perret, J. D. Hansen, J. R. Hansen, P. H. Hansen, A. C. Kraan, B. S. Nilsson, A. Kyriakis, C. Markou, E. Simopoulou, A. Vayaki, K. Zachariadou, A. Blondel, J. C. Brient, F. MacHefert, A. Rougé, H. Videau, V. Ciulli, E. Focardi, G. Parrini, A. Antonelli, M. Antonelli, G. Bencivenni, F. Bossi, G. Capon, F. Cerutti, V. Chiarella, P. Laurelli, G. Mannocchi, G. P. Murtas, L. Passalacqua, J. Kennedy, J. G. Lynch, P. Negus, V. O'Shea, A. S. Thompson, S. Wasserbaech, R. Cavanaugh, S. Dhamotharan, C. Geweniger, P. Hanke, V. Hepp, E. E. Kluge, A. Putzer, H. Stenzel, K. Tittel, M. Wunsch, R. Beuselinck, W. Cameron, G. Davies, P. J. Dornan, M. Girone, N. Marinelli, J. Nowell, S. A. Rutherford, J. K. Sedgbeer, J. C. Thompson, R. White, V. M. Ghete, P. Girtler, E. Kneringer, D. Kuhn, G. Rudolph, E. Bouhova-Thacker, C. K. Bowdery, D. P. Clarke, G. Ellis, A. J. Finch, F. Foster, G. Hughes, R. W L Jones, M. R. Pearson, N. A. Robertson, M. Smizanska, O. Van Der Aa, C. Delaere, G. Leibenguth, V. Lemaitre, U. Blumenschein, F. Hölldorfer, K. Jakobs, F. Kayser, A. S. Müller, B. Renk, H. G. Sander, S. Schmeling, H. Wachsmuth, C. Zeitnitz, T. Ziegler, A. Bonissent, P. Coyle, C. Curtil, A. Ealet, D. Fouchez, P. Payre, A. Tilquin, F. Ragusa, A. David, H. Dietl, G. Ganis, K. Hüttmann, G. Lütjens, W. Männer, H. G. Moser, R. Settles, M. Villegas, G. Wolf, J. Boucrot, O. Callot, M. Davier, L. Duflot, J. F. Grivaz, P. Heusse, A. Jacholkowska, L. Serin, J. J. Veillet, P. Azzurri, G. Bagliesi, T. Boccali, L. Foà, A. Giammanco, A. Giassi, F. Ligabue, A. Messineo, F. Palla, G. Sanguinetti, A. Sciabà, G. Sguazzoni, P. Spagnolo, R. Tenchini, A. Venturi, P. G. Verdini, O. Awunor, G. A. Blair, G. Cowan, A. Garcia-Bellido, M. G. Green, T. Medcalf, A. Misiejuk, J. A. Strong, P. Teixeira-Dias, R. W. Clifft, T. R. Edgecock, P. R. Norton, I. R. Tomalin, J. J. Ward, B. Bloch-Devaux, D. Boumediene, P. Colas, B. Fabbro, E. Lançon, M. C. Lemaire, E. Locci, P. Perez, J. Rander, B. Tuchming, B. Vallage, A. M. Litke, G. Taylor, C. N. Booth, S. Cartwright, F. Combley, P. N. Hodgson, M. Lehto, L. F. Thompson, A. Böhrer, S. Brandt, C. Grupen, J. Hess, A. Ngac, G. Prange, C. Borean, G. Giannini, H. He, J. Putz, J. Rothberg, S. R. Armstrong, K. Berkelman, K. Cranmer, D. P S Ferguson, Y. Gao, S. González, O. J. Hayes, H. Hu, S. Jin, J. Kile, P. A. McNamara, J. Nielsen, Y. B. Pan, J. H. Von Wimmersperg-Toeller, W. Wiedenmann, J. Wu, Sau Lan Wu, X. Wu, G. Zobernig, G. Dissertori

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    A search for Higgs bosons produced in association with a fermion pair, and decaying to WW, is performed with the data collected by the ALEPH detector at centre-of-mass energies ranging from 191 to 209 GeV. The data correspond to an integrated luminosity of 453.2 pb-1. Thirteen exclusive selections are developed according to the different final state topologies. No statistically significant evidence for a Higgs boson decaying into a WW pair has been found. An upper limit is derived, as a function of the Higgs boson mass, on the product of the e+e-→Hff̄ cross section and the H→WW branching ratio. The data on the search for H→WW are combined with previously published ALEPH results on the search for H→γγ, to significantly extend the limits on the mass of a fermiophobic Higgs boson.

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    Pages (from-to)439-455
    Number of pages17
    JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
    Volume49
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 2007

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    Schael, S., Barate, R., Brunelière, R., De Bonis, I., Decamp, D., Goy, C., ... Dissertori, G. (2007). Search for Higgs bosons decaying to WW in e+e- collisions at LEP. European Physical Journal C, 49(2), 439-455. https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-006-0158-6

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    In: European Physical Journal C, Vol. 49, No. 2, 01.2007, p. 439-455.

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    Schael S, Barate R, Brunelière R, De Bonis I, Decamp D, Goy C et al. Search for Higgs bosons decaying to WW in e+e- collisions at LEP. European Physical Journal C. 2007 Jan;49(2):439-455. https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-006-0158-6
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    abstract = "A search for Higgs bosons produced in association with a fermion pair, and decaying to WW, is performed with the data collected by the ALEPH detector at centre-of-mass energies ranging from 191 to 209 GeV. The data correspond to an integrated luminosity of 453.2 pb-1. Thirteen exclusive selections are developed according to the different final state topologies. No statistically significant evidence for a Higgs boson decaying into a WW pair has been found. An upper limit is derived, as a function of the Higgs boson mass, on the product of the e+e-→Hff̄ cross section and the H→WW branching ratio. The data on the search for H→WW are combined with previously published ALEPH results on the search for H→γγ, to significantly extend the limits on the mass of a fermiophobic Higgs boson.",
    author = "S. Schael and R. Barate and R. Bruneli{\`e}re and {De Bonis}, I. and D. Decamp and C. Goy and S. J{\'e}z{\'e}quel and Lees, {J. P.} and F. Martin and E. Merle and Minard, {M. N.} and B. Pietrzyk and B. Trocm{\'e} and S. Bravo and Casado, {M. P.} and M. Chmeissani and Crespo, {J. M.} and E. Fernandez and M. Fernandez-Bosman and L. Garrido and M. Martinez and A. Pacheco and H. Ruiz and A. Colaleo and D. Creanza and {De Filippis}, N. and {De Palma}, M. and G. Iaselli and G. Maggi and M. Maggi and S. Nuzzo and A. Ranieri and G. Raso and F. Ruggieri and G. Selvaggi and L. Silvestris and P. Tempesta and A. Tricomi and G. Zito and X. Huang and J. Lin and Q. Ouyang and T. Wang and Y. Xie and R. Xu and S. Xue and J. Zhang and L. Zhang and W. Zhao and D. Abbaneo and T. Barklow and O. Buchm{\"u}ller and M. Cattaneo and B. Clerbaux and H. Drevermann and Forty, {R. W.} and M. Frank and F. Gianotti and Hansen, {J. B.} and J. Harvey and Hutchcroft, {D. E.} and P. Janot and B. Jost and M. Kado and P. Mato and A. Moutoussi and F. Ranjard and L. Rolandi and D. Schlatter and F. Teubert and A. Valassi and I. Videau and F. Badaud and S. Dessagne and A. Falvard and D. Fayolle and P. Gay and J. Jousset and B. Michel and S. Monteil and D. Pallin and Pascolo, {J. M.} and P. Perret and Hansen, {J. D.} and Hansen, {J. R.} and Hansen, {P. H.} and Kraan, {A. C.} and Nilsson, {B. S.} and A. Kyriakis and C. Markou and E. Simopoulou and A. Vayaki and K. Zachariadou and A. Blondel and Brient, {J. C.} and F. MacHefert and A. Roug{\'e} and H. Videau and V. Ciulli and E. Focardi and G. Parrini and A. Antonelli and M. Antonelli and G. Bencivenni and F. Bossi and G. Capon and F. Cerutti and V. Chiarella and P. Laurelli and G. Mannocchi and Murtas, {G. P.} and L. Passalacqua and J. Kennedy and Lynch, {J. G.} and P. Negus and V. O'Shea and Thompson, {A. S.} and S. Wasserbaech and R. Cavanaugh and S. Dhamotharan and C. Geweniger and P. Hanke and V. Hepp and Kluge, {E. E.} and A. Putzer and H. Stenzel and K. Tittel and M. Wunsch and R. Beuselinck and W. Cameron and G. Davies and Dornan, {P. J.} and M. Girone and N. Marinelli and J. Nowell and Rutherford, {S. A.} and Sedgbeer, {J. K.} and Thompson, {J. C.} and R. White and Ghete, {V. M.} and P. Girtler and E. Kneringer and D. Kuhn and G. Rudolph and E. Bouhova-Thacker and Bowdery, {C. K.} and Clarke, {D. P.} and G. Ellis and Finch, {A. J.} and F. Foster and G. Hughes and Jones, {R. W L} and Pearson, {M. R.} and Robertson, {N. A.} and M. Smizanska and {Van Der Aa}, O. and C. Delaere and G. Leibenguth and V. Lemaitre and U. Blumenschein and F. H{\"o}lldorfer and K. Jakobs and F. Kayser and M{\"u}ller, {A. S.} and B. Renk and Sander, {H. G.} and S. Schmeling and H. Wachsmuth and C. Zeitnitz and T. Ziegler and A. Bonissent and P. Coyle and C. Curtil and A. Ealet and D. Fouchez and P. Payre and A. Tilquin and F. Ragusa and A. David and H. Dietl and G. Ganis and K. H{\"u}ttmann and G. L{\"u}tjens and W. M{\"a}nner and Moser, {H. G.} and R. Settles and M. Villegas and G. Wolf and J. Boucrot and O. Callot and M. Davier and L. Duflot and Grivaz, {J. F.} and P. Heusse and A. Jacholkowska and L. Serin and Veillet, {J. J.} and P. Azzurri and G. Bagliesi and T. Boccali and L. Fo{\`a} and A. Giammanco and A. Giassi and F. Ligabue and A. Messineo and F. Palla and G. Sanguinetti and A. Sciab{\`a} and G. Sguazzoni and P. Spagnolo and R. Tenchini and A. Venturi and Verdini, {P. G.} and O. Awunor and Blair, {G. A.} and G. Cowan and A. Garcia-Bellido and Green, {M. G.} and T. Medcalf and A. Misiejuk and Strong, {J. A.} and P. Teixeira-Dias and Clifft, {R. W.} and Edgecock, {T. R.} and Norton, {P. R.} and Tomalin, {I. R.} and Ward, {J. J.} and B. Bloch-Devaux and D. Boumediene and P. Colas and B. Fabbro and E. Lan{\cc}on and Lemaire, {M. C.} and E. Locci and P. Perez and J. Rander and B. Tuchming and B. Vallage and Litke, {A. M.} and G. Taylor and Booth, {C. N.} and S. Cartwright and F. Combley and Hodgson, {P. N.} and M. Lehto and Thompson, {L. F.} and A. B{\"o}hrer and S. Brandt and C. Grupen and J. Hess and A. Ngac and G. Prange and C. Borean and G. Giannini and H. He and J. Putz and J. Rothberg and Armstrong, {S. R.} and K. Berkelman and K. Cranmer and Ferguson, {D. P S} and Y. Gao and S. Gonz{\'a}lez and Hayes, {O. J.} and H. Hu and S. Jin and J. Kile and McNamara, {P. A.} and J. Nielsen and Pan, {Y. B.} and {Von Wimmersperg-Toeller}, {J. H.} and W. Wiedenmann and J. Wu and Wu, {Sau Lan} and X. Wu and G. Zobernig and G. Dissertori",
    year = "2007",
    month = "1",
    doi = "10.1140/epjc/s10052-006-0158-6",
    language = "English (US)",
    volume = "49",
    pages = "439--455",
    journal = "European Physical Journal C",
    issn = "1434-6044",
    publisher = "Springer New York",
    number = "2",

    }

    TY - JOUR

    T1 - Search for Higgs bosons decaying to WW in e+e- collisions at LEP

    AU - Schael, S.

    AU - Barate, R.

    AU - Brunelière, R.

    AU - De Bonis, I.

    AU - Decamp, D.

    AU - Goy, C.

    AU - Jézéquel, S.

    AU - Lees, J. P.

    AU - Martin, F.

    AU - Merle, E.

    AU - Minard, M. N.

    AU - Pietrzyk, B.

    AU - Trocmé, B.

    AU - Bravo, S.

    AU - Casado, M. P.

    AU - Chmeissani, M.

    AU - Crespo, J. M.

    AU - Fernandez, E.

    AU - Fernandez-Bosman, M.

    AU - Garrido, L.

    AU - Martinez, M.

    AU - Pacheco, A.

    AU - Ruiz, H.

    AU - Colaleo, A.

    AU - Creanza, D.

    AU - De Filippis, N.

    AU - De Palma, M.

    AU - Iaselli, G.

    AU - Maggi, G.

    AU - Maggi, M.

    AU - Nuzzo, S.

    AU - Ranieri, A.

    AU - Raso, G.

    AU - Ruggieri, F.

    AU - Selvaggi, G.

    AU - Silvestris, L.

    AU - Tempesta, P.

    AU - Tricomi, A.

    AU - Zito, G.

    AU - Huang, X.

    AU - Lin, J.

    AU - Ouyang, Q.

    AU - Wang, T.

    AU - Xie, Y.

    AU - Xu, R.

    AU - Xue, S.

    AU - Zhang, J.

    AU - Zhang, L.

    AU - Zhao, W.

    AU - Abbaneo, D.

    AU - Barklow, T.

    AU - Buchmüller, O.

    AU - Cattaneo, M.

    AU - Clerbaux, B.

    AU - Drevermann, H.

    AU - Forty, R. W.

    AU - Frank, M.

    AU - Gianotti, F.

    AU - Hansen, J. B.

    AU - Harvey, J.

    AU - Hutchcroft, D. E.

    AU - Janot, P.

    AU - Jost, B.

    AU - Kado, M.

    AU - Mato, P.

    AU - Moutoussi, A.

    AU - Ranjard, F.

    AU - Rolandi, L.

    AU - Schlatter, D.

    AU - Teubert, F.

    AU - Valassi, A.

    AU - Videau, I.

    AU - Badaud, F.

    AU - Dessagne, S.

    AU - Falvard, A.

    AU - Fayolle, D.

    AU - Gay, P.

    AU - Jousset, J.

    AU - Michel, B.

    AU - Monteil, S.

    AU - Pallin, D.

    AU - Pascolo, J. M.

    AU - Perret, P.

    AU - Hansen, J. D.

    AU - Hansen, J. R.

    AU - Hansen, P. H.

    AU - Kraan, A. C.

    AU - Nilsson, B. S.

    AU - Kyriakis, A.

    AU - Markou, C.

    AU - Simopoulou, E.

    AU - Vayaki, A.

    AU - Zachariadou, K.

    AU - Blondel, A.

    AU - Brient, J. C.

    AU - MacHefert, F.

    AU - Rougé, A.

    AU - Videau, H.

    AU - Ciulli, V.

    AU - Focardi, E.

    AU - Parrini, G.

    AU - Antonelli, A.

    AU - Antonelli, M.

    AU - Bencivenni, G.

    AU - Bossi, F.

    AU - Capon, G.

    AU - Cerutti, F.

    AU - Chiarella, V.

    AU - Laurelli, P.

    AU - Mannocchi, G.

    AU - Murtas, G. P.

    AU - Passalacqua, L.

    AU - Kennedy, J.

    AU - Lynch, J. G.

    AU - Negus, P.

    AU - O'Shea, V.

    AU - Thompson, A. S.

    AU - Wasserbaech, S.

    AU - Cavanaugh, R.

    AU - Dhamotharan, S.

    AU - Geweniger, C.

    AU - Hanke, P.

    AU - Hepp, V.

    AU - Kluge, E. E.

    AU - Putzer, A.

    AU - Stenzel, H.

    AU - Tittel, K.

    AU - Wunsch, M.

    AU - Beuselinck, R.

    AU - Cameron, W.

    AU - Davies, G.

    AU - Dornan, P. J.

    AU - Girone, M.

    AU - Marinelli, N.

    AU - Nowell, J.

    AU - Rutherford, S. A.

    AU - Sedgbeer, J. K.

    AU - Thompson, J. C.

    AU - White, R.

    AU - Ghete, V. M.

    AU - Girtler, P.

    AU - Kneringer, E.

    AU - Kuhn, D.

    AU - Rudolph, G.

    AU - Bouhova-Thacker, E.

    AU - Bowdery, C. K.

    AU - Clarke, D. P.

    AU - Ellis, G.

    AU - Finch, A. J.

    AU - Foster, F.

    AU - Hughes, G.

    AU - Jones, R. W L

    AU - Pearson, M. R.

    AU - Robertson, N. A.

    AU - Smizanska, M.

    AU - Van Der Aa, O.

    AU - Delaere, C.

    AU - Leibenguth, G.

    AU - Lemaitre, V.

    AU - Blumenschein, U.

    AU - Hölldorfer, F.

    AU - Jakobs, K.

    AU - Kayser, F.

    AU - Müller, A. S.

    AU - Renk, B.

    AU - Sander, H. G.

    AU - Schmeling, S.

    AU - Wachsmuth, H.

    AU - Zeitnitz, C.

    AU - Ziegler, T.

    AU - Bonissent, A.

    AU - Coyle, P.

    AU - Curtil, C.

    AU - Ealet, A.

    AU - Fouchez, D.

    AU - Payre, P.

    AU - Tilquin, A.

    AU - Ragusa, F.

    AU - David, A.

    AU - Dietl, H.

    AU - Ganis, G.

    AU - Hüttmann, K.

    AU - Lütjens, G.

    AU - Männer, W.

    AU - Moser, H. G.

    AU - Settles, R.

    AU - Villegas, M.

    AU - Wolf, G.

    AU - Boucrot, J.

    AU - Callot, O.

    AU - Davier, M.

    AU - Duflot, L.

    AU - Grivaz, J. F.

    AU - Heusse, P.

    AU - Jacholkowska, A.

    AU - Serin, L.

    AU - Veillet, J. J.

    AU - Azzurri, P.

    AU - Bagliesi, G.

    AU - Boccali, T.

    AU - Foà, L.

    AU - Giammanco, A.

    AU - Giassi, A.

    AU - Ligabue, F.

    AU - Messineo, A.

    AU - Palla, F.

    AU - Sanguinetti, G.

    AU - Sciabà, A.

    AU - Sguazzoni, G.

    AU - Spagnolo, P.

    AU - Tenchini, R.

    AU - Venturi, A.

    AU - Verdini, P. G.

    AU - Awunor, O.

    AU - Blair, G. A.

    AU - Cowan, G.

    AU - Garcia-Bellido, A.

    AU - Green, M. G.

    AU - Medcalf, T.

    AU - Misiejuk, A.

    AU - Strong, J. A.

    AU - Teixeira-Dias, P.

    AU - Clifft, R. W.

    AU - Edgecock, T. R.

    AU - Norton, P. R.

    AU - Tomalin, I. R.

    AU - Ward, J. J.

    AU - Bloch-Devaux, B.

    AU - Boumediene, D.

    AU - Colas, P.

    AU - Fabbro, B.

    AU - Lançon, E.

    AU - Lemaire, M. C.

    AU - Locci, E.

    AU - Perez, P.

    AU - Rander, J.

    AU - Tuchming, B.

    AU - Vallage, B.

    AU - Litke, A. M.

    AU - Taylor, G.

    AU - Booth, C. N.

    AU - Cartwright, S.

    AU - Combley, F.

    AU - Hodgson, P. N.

    AU - Lehto, M.

    AU - Thompson, L. F.

    AU - Böhrer, A.

    AU - Brandt, S.

    AU - Grupen, C.

    AU - Hess, J.

    AU - Ngac, A.

    AU - Prange, G.

    AU - Borean, C.

    AU - Giannini, G.

    AU - He, H.

    AU - Putz, J.

    AU - Rothberg, J.

    AU - Armstrong, S. R.

    AU - Berkelman, K.

    AU - Cranmer, K.

    AU - Ferguson, D. P S

    AU - Gao, Y.

    AU - González, S.

    AU - Hayes, O. J.

    AU - Hu, H.

    AU - Jin, S.

    AU - Kile, J.

    AU - McNamara, P. A.

    AU - Nielsen, J.

    AU - Pan, Y. B.

    AU - Von Wimmersperg-Toeller, J. H.

    AU - Wiedenmann, W.

    AU - Wu, J.

    AU - Wu, Sau Lan

    AU - Wu, X.

    AU - Zobernig, G.

    AU - Dissertori, G.

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    N2 - A search for Higgs bosons produced in association with a fermion pair, and decaying to WW, is performed with the data collected by the ALEPH detector at centre-of-mass energies ranging from 191 to 209 GeV. The data correspond to an integrated luminosity of 453.2 pb-1. Thirteen exclusive selections are developed according to the different final state topologies. No statistically significant evidence for a Higgs boson decaying into a WW pair has been found. An upper limit is derived, as a function of the Higgs boson mass, on the product of the e+e-→Hff̄ cross section and the H→WW branching ratio. The data on the search for H→WW are combined with previously published ALEPH results on the search for H→γγ, to significantly extend the limits on the mass of a fermiophobic Higgs boson.

    AB - A search for Higgs bosons produced in association with a fermion pair, and decaying to WW, is performed with the data collected by the ALEPH detector at centre-of-mass energies ranging from 191 to 209 GeV. The data correspond to an integrated luminosity of 453.2 pb-1. Thirteen exclusive selections are developed according to the different final state topologies. No statistically significant evidence for a Higgs boson decaying into a WW pair has been found. An upper limit is derived, as a function of the Higgs boson mass, on the product of the e+e-→Hff̄ cross section and the H→WW branching ratio. The data on the search for H→WW are combined with previously published ALEPH results on the search for H→γγ, to significantly extend the limits on the mass of a fermiophobic Higgs boson.

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    JO - European Physical Journal C

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