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TitleObservation and measurement of Higgs boson decays to WW∗ with the ATLAS detector
Author(s)Onofre, A.
Castro, Nuno Filipe Silva Fernandes
ATLAS Collaboration
KeywordsHiggs physics
Experimental results
Issue date2015
PublisherAmerican Physical Society
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
CitationAad, G., Abbott, B., Abdallah, J., Abdel Khalek, S., Abdinov, O., Aben, R., . . . Zwalinski, L. (2015). Observation and measurement of Higgs boson decays to WW∗ with the ATLAS detector. Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 92(1). doi: 10.1103/PhysRevD.92.012006
Abstract(s)We report the observation of Higgs boson decays to WW∗ based on an excess over background of 6.1 standard deviations in the dilepton final state, where the Standard Model expectation is 5.8 standard deviations. Evidence for the vector-boson fusion (VBF) production process is obtained with a significance of 3.2 standard deviations. The results are obtained from a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 25 pb−1 from s√=7 and 8 TeV pp collisions recorded by the ATLAS detector at the LHC. For a Higgs boson mass of 125.36 GeV, the ratio of the measured value to the expected value of the total production cross section times branching fraction is 1.09+0.16−0.15 (stat.)+0.17−0.14 (syst.). The corresponding ratios for the gluon fusion and vector-boson fusion production mechanisms are 1.02±0.19 (stat.)+0.22−0.18 (syst.) and 1.27+0.44−0.40 (stat.)+0.30−0.21 (syst.), respectively. At s√=8 TeV, the total production cross sections are measured to be σ(gg→ H→WW∗)=4.6±0.9(stat.)+0.8−0.7(syst.)pb and σ(VBF H→WW∗)=0.51+0.17−0.15(stat.)+0.13−0.08(syst.)pb. The fiducial cross section is determined for the gluon-fusion process in exclusive final states with zero or one associated jet.
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