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In: Physics Letters B, Vol. 786, 10.11.2018, p. 59-86.

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title = "Observation of H→bb¯ decays and VH production with the ATLAS detector",
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 data, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 79.8 fb−1were collected in proton–proton collisions during Run 2 of the Large Hadron Collider at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV. 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 (expected) significance of 4.9 (4.3) standard deviations. A combination with the results from other searches in Run 1 and in Run 2 for the Higgs boson in the b¯b decay mode is performed, which yields an observed (expected) significance of 5.4 (5.5) standard deviations, thus providing direct observation of the Higgs boson decay into b-quarks. The ratio of the measured event yield for a Higgs boson decaying into b¯bto the Standard Model expectation is 1.01 ± 0.12(stat.)+0.16−0.15(syst.). Additionally, a combination of Run 2 results searching for the Higgs boson produced in association with a vector boson yields an observed (expected) significance of 5.3 (4.8) standard deviations.",
author = "{The ATLAS collaboration} and Barton, {Adam Edward} and Bertram, {Iain Alexander} and Guennadi Borissov and Bouhova-Thacker, {Evelina Vassileva} and Harald Fox and Henderson, {Robert Charles William} and Jones, {Roger William Lewis} and Vakhtang Kartvelishvili and Long, {Robin Eamonn} and Love, {Peter Allan} and Muenstermann, {Daniel Matthias Alfred} and Parker, {Adam Jackson} and Maria Smizanska and Amy Tee and Walder, {James William} and Wharton, {Andrew Mark} and Ben Whitmore",
year = "2018",
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T1 - Observation of H→bb¯ decays and VH production with the ATLAS detector

AU - The ATLAS collaboration

AU - Barton, Adam Edward

AU - Bertram, Iain Alexander

AU - Borissov, Guennadi

AU - Bouhova-Thacker, Evelina Vassileva

AU - Fox, Harald

AU - Henderson, Robert Charles William

AU - Jones, Roger William Lewis

AU - Kartvelishvili, Vakhtang

AU - Long, Robin Eamonn

AU - Love, Peter Allan

AU - Muenstermann, Daniel Matthias Alfred

AU - Parker, Adam Jackson

AU - Smizanska, Maria

AU - Tee, Amy

AU - Walder, James William

AU - Wharton, Andrew Mark

AU - Whitmore, Ben

PY - 2018/11/10

Y1 - 2018/11/10

N2 - 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 data, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 79.8 fb−1were collected in proton–proton collisions during Run 2 of the Large Hadron Collider at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV. 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 (expected) significance of 4.9 (4.3) standard deviations. A combination with the results from other searches in Run 1 and in Run 2 for the Higgs boson in the b¯b decay mode is performed, which yields an observed (expected) significance of 5.4 (5.5) standard deviations, thus providing direct observation of the Higgs boson decay into b-quarks. The ratio of the measured event yield for a Higgs boson decaying into b¯bto the Standard Model expectation is 1.01 ± 0.12(stat.)+0.16−0.15(syst.). Additionally, a combination of Run 2 results searching for the Higgs boson produced in association with a vector boson yields an observed (expected) significance of 5.3 (4.8) standard deviations.

AB - 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 data, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 79.8 fb−1were collected in proton–proton collisions during Run 2 of the Large Hadron Collider at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV. 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 (expected) significance of 4.9 (4.3) standard deviations. A combination with the results from other searches in Run 1 and in Run 2 for the Higgs boson in the b¯b decay mode is performed, which yields an observed (expected) significance of 5.4 (5.5) standard deviations, thus providing direct observation of the Higgs boson decay into b-quarks. The ratio of the measured event yield for a Higgs boson decaying into b¯bto the Standard Model expectation is 1.01 ± 0.12(stat.)+0.16−0.15(syst.). Additionally, a combination of Run 2 results searching for the Higgs boson produced in association with a vector boson yields an observed (expected) significance of 5.3 (4.8) standard deviations.

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DO - 10.1016/j.physletb.2018.09.013

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VL - 786

SP - 59

EP - 86

JO - Physics Letters B

JF - Physics Letters B

SN - 0370-2693

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