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Search for the Decay of the Higgs Boson to Charm Quarks with the ATLAS Experiment

Aaboud, M; Aad, G; Abbott, B.; Abdinov, O; Abeloos, B; Abidi, S. H.; Åkesson, Torsten LU ; Bocchetta, Simona LU ; Corrigan, Eric LU and Doglioni, Caterina LU , et al. (2018) In Physical Review Letters 120(21).
Abstract
A direct search for the standard model Higgs boson decaying to a pair of charm quarks is presented. Associated production of the Higgs and Z bosons, in the decay mode ZH→ + -cc is studied. A data set with an integrated luminosity of 36.1 fb-1 of pp collisions at s=13TeV recorded by the ATLAS experiment at the LHC is used. The H→cc signature is identified using charm-tagging algorithms. The observed (expected) upper limit on σ(pp→ZH)×B(H→cc) is 2.7 (3.9-1.1+2.1) pb at the 95% confidence level for a Higgs boson mass of 125 GeV, while the standard model value is 26 fb. © 2018 CERN.
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  abstract     = {A direct search for the standard model Higgs boson decaying to a pair of charm quarks is presented. Associated production of the Higgs and Z bosons, in the decay mode ZH→ + -cc is studied. A data set with an integrated luminosity of 36.1 fb-1 of pp collisions at s=13TeV recorded by the ATLAS experiment at the LHC is used. The H→cc signature is identified using charm-tagging algorithms. The observed (expected) upper limit on σ(pp→ZH)×B(H→cc) is 2.7 (3.9-1.1+2.1) pb at the 95% confidence level for a Higgs boson mass of 125 GeV, while the standard model value is 26 fb. © 2018 CERN.},
  articleno    = {211802},
  author       = {Aaboud, M and Aad, G and Abbott, B. and Abdinov, O and Abeloos, B and Abidi, S. H. and Åkesson, Torsten and Bocchetta, Simona and Corrigan, Eric and Doglioni, Caterina and Brottmann Hansen, Eva and Hedberg, Vincent and Jarlskog, Göran and Kalderon, Charles and Kellermann, Edgar and Konya, Balazs and Lytken, Else and Mankinen, Katja and Mjörnmark, Ulf and Pöttgen, Ruth and Poulsen, Trine and Smirnova, Oxana and Viazlo, Oleksandr and , },
  issn         = {1079-7114},
  keyword      = {Atomic physics,Physics,ATLAS experiment,Charm quarks,Confidence levels,Direct search,Integrated luminosity,Pp collisions,The standard model,Upper limits,Bosons},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {21},
  publisher    = {American Physical Society},
  series       = {Physical Review Letters},
  title        = {Search for the Decay of the Higgs Boson to Charm Quarks with the ATLAS Experiment},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.211802},
  volume       = {120},
  year         = {2018},
}