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Search for the Standard Model Higgs boson decay to μ+μ− with the ATLAS detector

ContributorsATLAS Collaboration
Published inPhysics letters. B, vol. 738, p. 68-86
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Publication date2014

A search is reported for Higgs boson decay to μ+μ− using data with an integrated luminosity of 24.8 fb−1 collected with the ATLAS detector in pp collisions at s=7and8 TeV at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. The observed dimuon invariant mass distribution is consistent with the Standard Model background-only hypothesis in the 120–150 GeV search range. For a Higgs boson with a mass of 125.5 GeV, the observed (expected) upper limit at the 95% confidence level is 7.0 (7.2) times the Standard Model expectation. This corresponds to an upper limit on the branching ratio BR(H→μ+μ−) of 1.5×10−3 .

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ATLAS Collaboration. Search for the Standard Model Higgs boson decay to μ+μ− with the ATLAS detector. In: Physics letters. B, 2014, vol. 738, p. 68–86. doi: 10.1016/j.physletb.2014.09.008
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