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Search for the standard model Higgs boson in tau final states

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Article number251801
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>25/06/2009
<mark>Journal</mark>Physical review letters
Issue number25
Number of pages7
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


We present a search for the standard model Higgs boson using hadronically decaying tau leptons, in 1 inverse femtobarn of data collected with the D0 detector at the Fermilab Tevatron ppbar collider. We select two final states: tau plus missing transverse energy and b jets, and tau+ tau- plus jets. These final states are sensitive to a combination of associated W/Z boson plus Higgs boson, vector boson fusion and gluon-gluon fusion production processes. The observed ratio of the combined limit on the Higgs production cross section at the 95% C.L. to the standard model expectation is 29 for a Higgs boson mass of 115 GeV.

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