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Type: Journal article
Title: Measurements of the Total and Differential Higgs Boson Production Cross Sections Combining the H → γγ and H → ZZ* → 4 ℓ Decay Channels at √s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS Detector
Other Titles: Measurements of the Total and Differential Higgs Boson Production Cross Sections Combining the H -> gamma gamma and H -> ZZ* -> 4 l Decay Channels at root s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS Detector
Author: Aad, G.
Abbott, B.
Abdallah, J.
Abdinov, O.
Aben, R.
Abolins, M.
Abouzeid, O.
Abramowicz, H.
Abreu, H.
Abreu, R.
Abulaiti, Y.
Acharya, B.
Adamczyk, L.
Adams, D.
Adelman, J.
Adomeit, S.
Adye, T.
Affolder, A.
Agatonovic-Jovin, T.
Aguilar-Saavedra, J.
et al.
Citation: Physical Review Letters, 2015; 115(9):091801-1-091801-19
Publisher: American Physical Society.
Issue Date: 2015
ISSN: 0031-9007
Statement of
G. Aad ... P. Jackson ... L. Lee ... A. Petridis ... N. Soni ... M.J. White ... et al. (ATLAS Collaboration)
Abstract: Measurements of the total and differential cross sections of Higgs boson production are performed using 20.3  fb⁻¹ of pp collisions produced by the Large Hadron Collider at a center-of-mass energy of √s=8  TeV and recorded by the ATLAS detector. Cross sections are obtained from measured H→γγ and H→ZZ∗→4ℓ event yields, which are combined accounting for detector efficiencies, fiducial acceptances, and branching fractions. Differential cross sections are reported as a function of Higgs boson transverse momentum, Higgs boson rapidity, number of jets in the event, and transverse momentum of the leading jet. The total production cross section is determined to be σpp→H=33.0±5.3 (stat)±1.6 (syst)  pb. The measurements are compared to state-of-the-art predictions.
Keywords: ATLAS Collaboration; ATLAS Collaboration; ATLAS Collaboration; ATLAS Collaboration
Rights: © 2015 CERN, for the ATLAS Collaboration. Published by the American Physical Society under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. Further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the published article’s title, journal citation, and DOI.
RMID: 0030035185
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.115.091801
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