Schael, S. and Bouhova-Thacker, E. V. and Bowdery, C. K. and Finch, Alex J. and Jones, Roger W. L. and Smizanska, Maria and The ALEPH Collaboration, et al. (2007) Search for Higgs bosons decaying to WW in e+e- collisions at LEP. European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields, 49 (2). pp. 439-455. ISSN 1434-6044Full text not available from this repository.
A search for Higgs bosons produced in association with a fermion pair, and decaying to WW, is performed with the data collected by the ALEPH detector at centre-of-mass energies ranging from 191 to 209 GeV. The data correspond to an integrated luminosity of 453.2 pb-1. Thirteen exclusive selections are developed according to the different final state topologies. No statistically significant evidence for a Higgs boson decaying into a WW pair has been found. An upper limit is derived, as a function of the Higgs boson mass, on the product of the e+e-→Hff̄ cross section and the H→WW branching ratio. The data on the search for H→WW are combined with previously published ALEPH results on the search for H→γγ, to significantly extend the limits on the mass of a fermiophobic Higgs boson.
|Journal or Publication Title:||European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics|
|Deposited On:||29 Oct 2008 15:25|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 15:20|
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