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

The ATLAS collaboration, S. J. Crawley, C. Haber, B. Mindur, A. A. Nepomuceno

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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.]

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number112
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Volume2016
Issue number11
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StatePublished - Nov 1 2016

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  • Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments)
  • Higgs physics
  • proton-proton scattering

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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. / The ATLAS collaboration; Crawley, S. J.; Haber, C.; Mindur, B.; Nepomuceno, A. A.

In: Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol. 2016, No. 11, 112, 01.11.2016.

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