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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

ContributorsATLAS Collaboration
Published inThe journal of high energy physics, vol. 1611, p. 112-149
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Publication date2016
Abstract

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.

Keywords
  • Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments)
  • Higgs physics
  • Proton-proton scattering
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ATLAS Collaboration. 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. In: The journal of high energy physics, 2016, vol. 1611, p. 112–149. doi: 10.1007/JHEP11(2016)112
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