Search for the Standard Model Higgs boson decay to mu(+)mu(-) with the ATLAS detector

Aad, G. ; Abbott, B. ; Abdallah, J. ; Khalek, S. Abdel ; Abdinov, O. ; Aben, R. ; Abi, B. ; Abolins, M. ; AbouZeid, O. S. and Abramowicz, H. , et al. (2014) In Physics Letters. Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics 738. p.68-86
A search is reported for Higgs boson decay to mu(+)mu(-) using data with an integrated luminosity of 24.8 fb(-1) collected with the ATLAS detector in pp collisions at root s = 7 and 8 TeV at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. The observed dimuon invariant mass distribution is consistent with the Standard Model background-only hypothesis in the 120-150 GeV search range. For a Higgs boson with a mass of 125.5 GeV, the observed (expected) upper limit at the 95% confidence level is 7.0 (7.2) times the Standard Model expectation. This corresponds to an upper limit on the branching ratio BR(H -> mu(+)mu(-)) of 1.5 x10(-3). Published by Elsevier B.V.
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