Measurements of the total and differential Higgs Boson production cross sections combining the H → γγ and H → ZZ* → 4l Decay Channels at √s=8 TeV with the ATLAS detector

Aad, G. et al. (2015) Measurements of the total and differential Higgs Boson production cross sections combining the H → γγ and H → ZZ* → 4l Decay Channels at √s=8 TeV with the ATLAS detector. Physical Review Letters, 115(9), 091801. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.115.091801)

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Abstract

Measurements of the total and differential cross sections of Higgs boson production are performed using 20.3  fb−1 of pp collisions produced by the Large Hadron Collider at a center-of-mass energy of s√=8  TeV and recorded by the ATLAS detector. Cross sections are obtained from measured H→γγ and H→ZZ∗→4ℓ event yields, which are combined accounting for detector efficiencies, fiducial acceptances, and branching fractions. Differential cross sections are reported as a function of Higgs boson transverse momentum, Higgs boson rapidity, number of jets in the event, and transverse momentum of the leading jet. The total production cross section is determined to be σpp→H=33.0±5.3 (stat)±1.6 (syst)  pb. The measurements are compared to state-of-the-art predictions.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Qin, Dr Gang and Oropeza Barrera, Mrs Cristina and Robson, Professor Aidan and Ferrando, Dr James and Cinca, Dr Diane and Pollard, Dr Chris and Doyle, Professor Anthony and St Denis, Dr Richard and Gul, Dr Umar and Bates, Dr Richard and Mullen, Mr Paul and Ferreira De Lima, Dr Danilo and Buckley, Dr Andy and Thompson, Dr Stan and O'Shea, Professor Val and Buzatu, Dr Adrian and Owen, Dr Mark and Kar, Dr Deepak and Bussey, Dr Peter and Morton, Mr Alexander and Buttar, Professor Craig and Stewart, Dr Graeme and D'Auria, Dr Saverio and Britton, Professor David and Knue, Dr Andrea and Ferrag, Dr Samir
Authors: Aad, G., Bates, R.L., Britton, D., Buckley, A.G., Bussey, P., Buttar, C.M., Buzatu, A., Cinca, D., D'Auria, S., Doyle, A.T., Ferrag, S., Ferrando, J., Ferreira De Lima, D.E., Gul, U., Kar, D., Knue, A., Morton, A., Mullen, P., O'Shea, V., Oropeza Barrera, C., Owen, M., Pollard, C.S., Qin, G., Robson, A., St. Denis, R.D., Stewart, G.A., and Thompson, A.S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physical Review Letters
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN:0031-9007
ISSN (Online):1079-7114
Published Online:27 August 2015
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 CERN, for the ATLAS Collaboration
First Published:First published in Physical Review Letters 115(9): 091801
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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