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Search for the standard model Higgs boson produced in association with a vector boson and decaying into a tau pair in pp collisions at √s =8 TeV with the ATLAS detector

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Article number092005
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>17/05/2016
<mark>Journal</mark>Physical Review D
Issue number9
Number of pages25
Publication statusPublished
Original languageEnglish


A search for the standard model Higgs boson produced in association with a vector boson with the decay H→ττ is presented. The data correspond to 20.3  fb −1 of integrated luminosity from proton-proton collisions at s √ =8  TeV recorded by the ATLAS experiment at the LHC during 2012. The data agree with the background expectation, and 95% confidence-level upper limits are placed on the cross section of this process. The observed (expected) limit, expressed in terms of the signal strength μ=σ/σ SM for m H =125  GeV, is μ<5.6 (3.7). The measured value of the signal strength is μ=2.3±1.6.