Search for a low-mass standard model Higgs boson in the ττ decay channel in pp¯ collisions at s√=1.96  TeV

Aaltonen, T. et al. (2012) Search for a low-mass standard model Higgs boson in the ττ decay channel in pp¯ collisions at s√=1.96  TeV. Physical Review Letters, 108(18), p. 181804. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.181804)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.181804

Abstract

We report on a search for the standard model Higgs boson decaying into pairs of τ leptons in pp¯ collisions produced by the Tevatron at s√=1.96  TeV. The analyzed data sample was recorded by the CDFII detector and corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 6.0  fb−1. The search is performed in the final state with one τ decaying leptonically and the second one identified through its semihadronic decay. Since no significant excess is observed, a 95% credibility level upper limit on the production cross section times branching ratio to the ττ final state is set for hypothetical Higgs boson masses between 100 and 150  GeV/c2. For a Higgs boson of 120  GeV/c2 the observed (expected) limit is 14.6 (15.3) the predicted value.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Robson, Professor Aidan and Buzatu, Dr Adrian and Bussey, Dr Peter and St Denis, Dr Richard
Authors: Aaltonen, T., Álvarez González, B., Amerio, S., Amidei, D., Anastassov, A., Annovi, A., Antos, J., Apollinari, G., Appel, J. A., Apresyan, A., Arisawa, T., Artikov, A., Asaadi, J., Ashmanskas, W., Auerbach, B., Aurisano, A., Azfar, F., Badgett, W., Barbaro-Galtieri, A., Barnes, V. E., Barnett, B. A., Barria, P., Bartos, P., Bauce, M., Bauer, G., Bedeschi, F., Beecher, D., Behari, S., Bellettini, G., Bellinger, J., Benjamin, D., Beretvas, A., Bhatti, A., Binkley, M., Bisello, D., Bizjak, I., Bland, K. R., Blumenfeld, B., Bocci, A., Bodek, A., Bortoletto, D., Boudreau, J., Boveia, A., Brau, B., Brigliadori, L., Brisuda, A., Bromberg, C., Brucken, E., Bucciantonio, M., Budagov, J., Budd, H. S., Budd, S., Burkett, K., Busetto, G., Bussey, P., Buzatu, A., Calancha, C., Camarda, S., Campanelli, M., Campbell, M., Canelli, F., Canepa, A., Carls, B., Carlsmith, D., Carosi, R., Carrillo, S., Carron, S., Casal, B., Casarsa, M., Castro, A., Catastini, P., Cauz, D., Cavaliere, V., Cavalli-Sforza, M., Cerri, A., Cerrito, L., Chen, Y. C., Chertok, M., Chiarelli, G., Chlachidze, G., Chlebana, F., Cho, K., Chokheli, D., Chou, J. P., Chung, W. H., Chung, Y. S., Ciobanu, C. I., Ciocci, M. A., Clark, A., Clarke, C., Compostella, G., Convery, M. E., Conway, J., Corbo, M., Cordelli, M., Cox, C. A., Cox, D. J., Crescioli, F., Cuenca Almenar, C., Cuevas, J., Culbertson, R., Dagenhart, D., d’Ascenzo, N., Datta, M., de Barbaro, P., De Cecco, S., De Lorenzo, G., Dell’Orso, M., Deluca, C., Demortier, L., Deng, J., Deninno, M., Devoto, F., d’Errico, M., Di Canto, A., Di Ruzza, B., Dittmann, J. R., D’Onofrio, M., Donati, S., Dong, P., Dorigo, M., Dorigo, T., Ebina, K., Elagin, A., Eppig, A., Erbacher, R., Errede, D., Errede, S., Ershaidat, N., Eusebi, R., Fang, H. C., Farrington, S., Feindt, M., Fernandez, J. P., Ferrazza, C., Field, R., Flanagan, G., Forrest, R., Frank, M. J., Franklin, M., Freeman, J. C., Funakoshi, Y., Furic, I., Gallinaro, M., Galyardt, J., Garcia, J. E., Garfinkel, A. F., Garosi, P., Gerberich, H., Gerchtein, E., Giagu, S., Giakoumopoulou, V., Giannetti, P., Gibson, K., Ginsburg, C. M., Giokaris, N., Giromini, P., Giunta, M., Giurgiu, G., Glagolev, V., Glenzinski, D., Gold, M., Goldin, D., Goldschmidt, N., Golossanov, A., Gomez, G., Gomez-Ceballos, G., Goncharov, M., González, O., Gorelov, I., Goshaw, A. T., Goulianos, K., Grinstein, S., Grosso-Pilcher, C., Group, R. C., Guimaraes da Costa, J., Gunay-Unalan, Z., Haber, C., Hahn, S. R., Halkiadakis, E., Hamaguchi, A., Han, J. Y., Happacher, F., Hara, K., Hare, D., Hare, M., Harr, R. 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B., Wicklund, E., Wilbur, S., Wick, F., Williams, H. H., Wilson, J. S., Wilson, P., Winer, B. L., Wittich, P., Wolbers, S., Wolfe, H., Wright, T., Wu, X., Wu, Z., Yamamoto, K., Yamaoka, J., Yang, T., Yang, U. K., Yang, Y. C., Yao, W.-M., Yeh, G. P., Yi, K., Yoh, J., Yorita, K., Yoshida, T., Yu, G. B., Yu, I., Yu, S. S., Yun, J. C., Zanetti, A., Zeng, Y., and Zucchelli, 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

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