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Type: Journal article
Title: Evidence for the H→b ̅b ̅ decay with the ATLAS detector
Other Titles: Evidence for the H -> b bar b bar decay with the ATLAS detector
Author: Aaboud, M.
Aad, G.
Abbott, B.
Abdinov, O.
Abeloos, B.
Abidi, S.
AbouZeid, O.
Abraham, N.
Abramowicz, H.
Abreu, H.
Abreu, R.
Abulaiti, Y.
Acharya, B.
Adachi, S.
Adamczyk, L.
Adelman, J.
Adersberger, M.
Adye, T.
Affolder, A.
Afik, Y.
et al.
Citation: Journal of High Energy Physics, 2017; 2017(12):024-1-024-71
Publisher: Springer
Issue Date: 2017
ISSN: 1029-8479
1029-8479
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M. Aaboud, G. Aad, B. Abbott, O. Abdinov ... Paul D. Jackson … Martin White … et al. (ATLAS Collaboration)
Abstract: A search for the decay of the Standard Model Higgs boson into a bb¯¯ pair when produced in association with a W or Z boson is performed with the ATLAS detector. The analysed data, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 36.1 fb−1, were collected in proton-proton collisions in Run 2 of the Large Hadron Collider at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV. Final states containing zero, one and two charged leptons (electrons or muons) are considered, targeting the decays Z → νν, W → ℓν and Z → ℓℓ. For a Higgs boson mass of 125 GeV, an excess of events over the expected background from other Standard Model processes is found with an observed significance of 3.5 standard deviations, compared to an expectation of 3.0 standard deviations. This excess provides evidence for the Higgs boson decay into b-quarks and for its production in association with a vector boson. The combination of this result with that of the Run 1 analysis yields a ratio of the measured signal events to the Standard Model expectation equal to 0.90 ± 0.18(stat.) − 0.19 + 0.21 (syst.). Assuming the Standard Model production cross-section, the results are consistent with the value of the Yukawa coupling to b-quarks in the Standard Model.
Keywords: Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments); Higgs physics
Rights: This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY 4.0), which permits any use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and source are credited.
RMID: 0030080198
DOI: 10.1007/JHEP12(2017)024
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