Search for the standard model Higgs boson produced in association with top quarks and decaying into a bb¯ pair in pp collisions at √s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

, The ATLAS collaboration (2018) Search for the standard model Higgs boson produced in association with top quarks and decaying into a bb¯ pair in pp collisions at √s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector. Physical Review D, 97 (7). ISSN 1550-7998

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Abstract

A search for the standard model Higgs boson produced in association with a top-quark pair, tt¯H, is presented. The analysis uses 36.1 fb−1 of pp collision data at √s=13 TeV collected with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider in 2015 and 2016. The search targets the H→bb¯ decay mode. The selected events contain either one or two electrons or muons from the top-quark decays, and are then categorized according to the number of jets and how likely these are to contain b-hadrons. Multivariate techniques are used to discriminate between signal and background events, the latter being dominated by tt¯+ jets production. For a Higgs boson mass of 125 GeV, the ratio of the measured tt¯H signal cross-section to the standard model expectation is found to be μ=0.84+0.64−0.61. A value of μ greater than 2.0 is excluded at 95% confidence level (C.L.) while the expected upper limit is μ<1.2 in the absence of a tt¯H signal.

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Journal Article
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Physical Review D
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126637
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30 Jul 2018 15:28
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