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Search for the standard model Higgs boson at LEP in the year 2000.

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Journal publication date1/02/2001
JournalPhysics Letters B
Number of pages15
Original languageEnglish


Searches for the Standard Model Higgs boson have been performed in the data collected by the DELPHI experiment at LEP in the year 2000 at centre-of-mass energies between 200 and 209 GeV corresponding to a total integrated luminosity of 224 pb−1. No evidence for a Higgs signal is observed in the kinematically accessible mass range, and a 95% CL lower mass limit of 114.3 GeV/c2 is set, to be compared with an expected median limit of 113.5 GeV/c2 for these data.

Bibliographic note

Borissov developed the b-tagging that was essential for the search and calibrated the method for this specific analysis. This sets important limits on the Higgs boson mass and has influenced the Tevatron/LHC Higgs boson search strategy - 92 citations (SPIRES). RAE_import_type : Journal article RAE_uoa_type : Physics