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Searches for the Z γ decay mode of the Higgs boson and for new high-mass resonances in pp collisions at √s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

CollaborationWith : Akilli, Ece / Ancu, Lucian Stefan / Benoit, Mathieu / Calace, Noemi / Clark, Allan Geoffrey / Coccaro, Andrea / Della Volpe, Domenico / Di Bello, Francesco / Dubreuil, Arnaud / Ferrere, Didier / Golling, Tobias / Gonzalez Sevilla, Sergio / Iacobucci, Giuseppe / Jansky, Roland / Katre, Akshay / Khoo, Teng Jian / Lanfermann, Marie Christine / Lionti, Anthony Eric / March Ruiz, Luis / Mermod, Philippe / Nackenhorst, Olaf / Nessi, Marzio / Paolozzi, Lorenzo / Schramm, Steven / Sfyrla, Anna / Valente, Marco / Wu, Xin
Published in Journal of High Energy Physics. 2017, vol. 1710, p. 112-163
Collection Open Access - SCOAP3
Abstract This article presents searches for the Zγ decay of the Higgs boson and for narrow high-mass resonances decaying to Z γ, exploiting Z boson decays to pairs of electrons or muons. The data analysis uses 36.1 fb −1 of pp collisions at s = 13 $$ \sqrt{s}=13 $$ recorded by the ATLAS detector at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. The data are found to be consistent with the expected Standard Model background. The observed (expected — assuming Standard Model pp → H → Z γ production and decay) upper limit on the production cross section times the branching ratio for pp → H → Z γ is 6.6. (5.2) times the Standard Model prediction at the 95% confidence level for a Higgs boson mass of 125.09 GeV. In addition, upper limits are set on the production cross section times the branching ratio as a function of the mass of a narrow resonance between 250 GeV and 2.4 TeV, assuming spin-0 resonances produced via gluon-gluon fusion, and spin-2 resonances produced via gluon-gluon or quark-antiquark initial states. For high-mass spin-0 resonances, the observed (expected) limits vary between 88 fb (61 fb) and 2.8 fb (2.7 fb) for the mass range from 250 GeV to 2.4 TeV at the 95% confidence level.
Keywords Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments)Higgs physics
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arXiv: 1708.00212
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ATLAS COLLABORATION. Searches for the Z γ decay mode of the Higgs boson and for new high-mass resonances in pp collisions at √s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector. In: Journal of High Energy Physics, 2017, vol. 1710, p. 112-163. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:98347

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