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Search for the associated production of the Higgs boson with a top quark pair in multilepton final states with the ATLAS detector

CollaborationWith : Ancu, Lucian Stefan / Barone, Gaetano / Bell, William / Benhar Noccioli, Eleonora / Bilbao De Mendizabal, Javier / Clark, Allan Geoffrey / Delitzsch, Chris Malena / Della Volpe, Domenico / Doglioni, Caterina / Ferrere, Didier / Gadomski, Szymon / Golling, Tobias / Gonzalez Sevilla, Sergio / Gramling, Johanna Léna / Guescini, Francesco / Iacobucci, Giuseppe / Katre, Akshay / La Rosa, Alessandro / Mermod, Philippe / Miucci, Antonio / Muenstermann, Daniel / Paolozzi, Lorenzo / Picazio, Attilio / Ristic, Branislav / Tykhonov, Andrii / Vallecorsa, Sofia / Wu, Xin
Published in Physics Letters. B. 2015, vol. 749, p. 519-541
Collection Open Access - SCOAP3
Abstract A search for the associated production of the Higgs boson with a top quark pair is performed in multilepton final states using 20.3 fb −1 of proton–proton collision data recorded by the ATLAS experiment at s=8 TeV at the Large Hadron Collider. Five final states, targeting the decays H→WW⁎ , ττ , and ZZ⁎ , are examined for the presence of the Standard Model (SM) Higgs boson: two same-charge light leptons ( e or μ ) without a hadronically decaying τ lepton; three light leptons; two same-charge light leptons with a hadronically decaying τ lepton; four light leptons; and one light lepton and two hadronically decaying τ leptons. No significant excess of events is observed above the background expectation. The best fit for the tt¯H production cross section, assuming a Higgs boson mass of 125 GeV, is 2.1−1.2+1.4 times the SM expectation, and the observed (expected) upper limit at the 95% confidence level is 4.7 (2.4) times the SM rate. The p -value for compatibility with the background-only hypothesis is 1.8 σ ; the expectation in the presence of a Standard Model signal is 0.9 σ .
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ATLAS COLLABORATION. Search for the associated production of the Higgs boson with a top quark pair in multilepton final states with the ATLAS detector. In: Physics Letters. B, 2015, vol. 749, p. 519-541. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:74989

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