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Search for the Higgs boson produced in association with a W boson and decaying to four b-quarks via two spin-zero particles in pp collisions at 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

Aaboud, M; Aad, G; Abbott, B.; Abdallah, J; Abdinov, O; Abeloos, B; Åkesson, Torsten LU ; Bocchetta, Simona LU ; BRYNGEMARK, LENE LU and Doglioni, Caterina LU , et al. (2016) In European Physical Journal C 76(11).
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This paper presents a dedicated search for exotic decays of the Higgs boson to a pair of new spin-zero particles, H→ aa, where the particle a decays to b-quarks and has a mass in the range of 20–60 GeV. The search is performed in events where the Higgs boson is produced in association with a W boson, giving rise to a signature of a lepton (electron or muon), missing transverse momentum, and multiple jets from b-quark decays. The analysis is based on the full dataset of pp collisions at s=13TeV recorded in 2015 by the ATLAS detector at the CERN Large Hadron Collider, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.2 fb-1. No significant excess of events above the Standard Model prediction is observed, and a 95% confidence-level upper limit... (More)
This paper presents a dedicated search for exotic decays of the Higgs boson to a pair of new spin-zero particles, H→ aa, where the particle a decays to b-quarks and has a mass in the range of 20–60 GeV. The search is performed in events where the Higgs boson is produced in association with a W boson, giving rise to a signature of a lepton (electron or muon), missing transverse momentum, and multiple jets from b-quark decays. The analysis is based on the full dataset of pp collisions at s=13TeV recorded in 2015 by the ATLAS detector at the CERN Large Hadron Collider, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.2 fb-1. No significant excess of events above the Standard Model prediction is observed, and a 95% confidence-level upper limit is derived for the product of the production cross section for pp→ WH times the branching ratio for the decay H→ aa→ 4 b. The upper limit ranges from 6.2 pb for an a-boson mass ma=20GeV to 1.5 pb for ma=60GeV. © 2016, CERN for the benefit of the ATLAS collaboration. (Less)
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  abstract     = {This paper presents a dedicated search for exotic decays of the Higgs boson to a pair of new spin-zero particles, H→ aa, where the particle a decays to b-quarks and has a mass in the range of 20–60 GeV. The search is performed in events where the Higgs boson is produced in association with a W boson, giving rise to a signature of a lepton (electron or muon), missing transverse momentum, and multiple jets from b-quark decays. The analysis is based on the full dataset of pp collisions at s=13TeV recorded in 2015 by the ATLAS detector at the CERN Large Hadron Collider, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.2 fb-1. No significant excess of events above the Standard Model prediction is observed, and a 95% confidence-level upper limit is derived for the product of the production cross section for pp→ WH times the branching ratio for the decay H→ aa→ 4 b. The upper limit ranges from 6.2 pb for an a-boson mass ma=20GeV to 1.5 pb for ma=60GeV. © 2016, CERN for the benefit of the ATLAS collaboration.},
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  author       = {Aaboud, M and Aad, G and Abbott, B. and Abdallah, J and Abdinov, O and Abeloos, B and Åkesson, Torsten and Bocchetta, Simona and BRYNGEMARK, LENE and Doglioni, Caterina and Floderus, Anders and Hedberg, Vincent and Jarlskog, Göran and Lytken, Else and Mjörnmark, Ulf and Smirnova, Oxana and Viazlo, Oleksandr and , },
  issn         = {1434-6044},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {11},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  series       = {European Physical Journal C},
  title        = {Search for the Higgs boson produced in association with a W boson and decaying to four b-quarks via two spin-zero particles in pp collisions at 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-016-4418-9},
  volume       = {76},
  year         = {2016},
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