Search for lepton-flavour-violating H → μτ decays of the Higgs boson with the ATLAS detector

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    A direct search for lepton-flavour-violating H → μτ decays of the recently discovered Higgs boson with the ATLAS detector at the LHC is presented. The analysis is performed in the H → μτhad channel, where τhad is a hadronically decaying τ -lepton. The search is based on the data sample of proton-proton collisions collected by the ATLAS experiment corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 20.3 fb−1 at a centre-of-mass energy of TeV. No statistically significant excess of data over the predicted background is observed. The observed (expected) 95% confidence-level upper limit on the branching fraction, Br(H → μτ ), is 1.85% (1.24%).[Figure not available: see fulltext.]

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article number211
    Pages (from-to)1-33
    Number of pages33
    JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
    Volume2015
    Issue number11
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Nov 1 2015

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    Keywords

    • Beyond Standard Model
    • Hadron-Hadron Scattering
    • Higgs physics
    • Lepton production

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    Search for lepton-flavour-violating H → μτ decays of the Higgs boson with the ATLAS detector. / The ATLAS collaboration.

    In: Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol. 2015, No. 11, 211, 01.11.2015, p. 1-33.

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