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Search for Higgs bosons produced via vector-boson fusion and decaying into bottom quark pairs in √s=13  TeV pp collisions with the ATLAS detector

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Article number052003
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>10/09/2018
<mark>Journal</mark>Physical Review D
Issue number5
Volume98
Number of pages29
Publication statusPublished
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

A search for the bb¯ decay of the Standard Model Higgs boson produced through vector-boson fusion is presented. Three mutually exclusive channels are considered: two all-hadronic channels and a photon-associated channel. Results are reported from the analysis of up to 30.6  fb−1 of pp data at √s=13  TeV collected with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. The measured signal strength relative to the Standard Model prediction from the combined analysis is 2.5+1.4−1.3 for inclusive Higgs boson production and 3.0+1.7−1.6 for vector-boson fusion production only.