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Search for the Higgs boson in the all-hadronic final state using the full CDF data set

CollaborationWith : Clark, Allan Geoffrey / Garcia Navarro, Jose Enrique / Lister, Alison / Wu, Xin
Published in Journal of High Energy Physics. 2013, vol. 4
Abstract This paper reports the result of a search for the standard model Higgs boson in events containing four reconstructed jets associated with quarks. For masses below 135 GeV/c 2, the Higgs boson decays to bottom-antibottom quark pairs are dominant and result primarily in two hadronic jets. An additional two jets can be produced in the hadronic decay of a W or Z boson produced in association with the Higgs boson, or from the incoming quarks that produced the Higgs boson through the vector-boson fusion process. The search is performed using a sample of √s=1.96 TeV proton-antiproton collisions corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 9.45 fb−1 recorded by the CDF II detector. The data are in agreement with the background model and 95% credibility level upper limits on Higgs boson production are set as a function of the Higgs boson mass. The median expected (observed) limit for a 125 GeV/c 2 Higgs boson is 11.0 (9.0) times the predicted standard model rate.
Keywords Hadron-Hadron Scattering
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CDF COLLABORATION. Search for the Higgs boson in the all-hadronic final state using the full CDF data set. In: Journal of High Energy Physics, 2013, vol. 4. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:38871

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