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Search for the Higgs boson produced in association with a vector boson and decaying into two spin-zero particles in the H→aa→4b channel in pp collisions at √s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

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title = "Search for the Higgs boson produced in association with a vector boson and decaying into two spin-zero particles in the H→aa→4b channel in pp collisions at √s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector",
abstract = "A search for exotic decays of the Higgs boson into a pair of spin-zero particles, H → aa, where the a-boson decay sin to b-quarks promptly or with a mean proper lifetime cτa up to 6 mm and has a mass in the range of 20–60 GeV, is presented. The search is performed in events where the Higgs boson is produced in association with a W or Z boson, giving rise to a signature of one or two charged leptons (electrons or muons) and multiple jets from b-quark decays. The analysis is based on the dataset of proton-proton collisions at √s=13 TeV recorded in 2015 and 2016 by the ATLAS detector at the CERN Large Hadron Collider, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 36.1 fb−1. No significant excess of events above the Standard Model background prediction is observed, and 95% confidence-level upper limits are derived for the production cross-sections for pp → WH, ZH and their combination, times the branching ratio of the decay chain H → aa → 4b. For a-bosons which decay promptly, the upper limit on the combination of cross-sections for WH and ZH times the branching ratio of H → aa → 4b ranges from 3.0 pb for ma = 20 GeV to 1.3 pb for ma = 60 GeV, assuming that the ratio of WH to ZH cross-sections follows the Standard Model prediction. For a-bosons with longer proper lifetimes, the most stringent limits are 1.8 pb and 0.68 pb, respectively, at cτa ∼ 0.4 mm. ",
author = "{The ATLAS collaboration} and Barton, {Adam Edward} and Michael Beattie 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 Malcolm Skinner and Maria Smizanska and Amy Tee and Walder, {James William} and Wharton, {Andrew Mark} and Ben Whitmore",
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T1 - Search for the Higgs boson produced in association with a vector boson and decaying into two spin-zero particles in the H→aa→4b channel in pp collisions at √s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

AU - The ATLAS collaboration

AU - Barton, Adam Edward

AU - Beattie, Michael

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 - Skinner, Malcolm

AU - Smizanska, Maria

AU - Tee, Amy

AU - Walder, James William

AU - Wharton, Andrew Mark

AU - Whitmore, Ben

PY - 2018/10/4

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N2 - A search for exotic decays of the Higgs boson into a pair of spin-zero particles, H → aa, where the a-boson decay sin to b-quarks promptly or with a mean proper lifetime cτa up to 6 mm and has a mass in the range of 20–60 GeV, is presented. The search is performed in events where the Higgs boson is produced in association with a W or Z boson, giving rise to a signature of one or two charged leptons (electrons or muons) and multiple jets from b-quark decays. The analysis is based on the dataset of proton-proton collisions at √s=13 TeV recorded in 2015 and 2016 by the ATLAS detector at the CERN Large Hadron Collider, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 36.1 fb−1. No significant excess of events above the Standard Model background prediction is observed, and 95% confidence-level upper limits are derived for the production cross-sections for pp → WH, ZH and their combination, times the branching ratio of the decay chain H → aa → 4b. For a-bosons which decay promptly, the upper limit on the combination of cross-sections for WH and ZH times the branching ratio of H → aa → 4b ranges from 3.0 pb for ma = 20 GeV to 1.3 pb for ma = 60 GeV, assuming that the ratio of WH to ZH cross-sections follows the Standard Model prediction. For a-bosons with longer proper lifetimes, the most stringent limits are 1.8 pb and 0.68 pb, respectively, at cτa ∼ 0.4 mm.

AB - A search for exotic decays of the Higgs boson into a pair of spin-zero particles, H → aa, where the a-boson decay sin to b-quarks promptly or with a mean proper lifetime cτa up to 6 mm and has a mass in the range of 20–60 GeV, is presented. The search is performed in events where the Higgs boson is produced in association with a W or Z boson, giving rise to a signature of one or two charged leptons (electrons or muons) and multiple jets from b-quark decays. The analysis is based on the dataset of proton-proton collisions at √s=13 TeV recorded in 2015 and 2016 by the ATLAS detector at the CERN Large Hadron Collider, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 36.1 fb−1. No significant excess of events above the Standard Model background prediction is observed, and 95% confidence-level upper limits are derived for the production cross-sections for pp → WH, ZH and their combination, times the branching ratio of the decay chain H → aa → 4b. For a-bosons which decay promptly, the upper limit on the combination of cross-sections for WH and ZH times the branching ratio of H → aa → 4b ranges from 3.0 pb for ma = 20 GeV to 1.3 pb for ma = 60 GeV, assuming that the ratio of WH to ZH cross-sections follows the Standard Model prediction. For a-bosons with longer proper lifetimes, the most stringent limits are 1.8 pb and 0.68 pb, respectively, at cτa ∼ 0.4 mm.

U2 - 10.1007/JHEP10(2018)031

DO - 10.1007/JHEP10(2018)031

M3 - Journal article

VL - 2018

JO - Journal of High Energy Physics

JF - Journal of High Energy Physics

SN - 1029-8479

IS - 10

M1 - 31

ER -