Search for the associated production of the Higgs boson with a top quark pair in multilepton final states with the ATLAS detector

, The ATLAS collaboration (2015) Search for the associated production of the Higgs boson with a top quark pair in multilepton final states with the ATLAS detector. Physics Letters B, 749. pp. 519-541. ISSN 0370-2693

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Abstract

A search for the associated production of the Higgs boson with a top quark pair is performed in multilepton final states using 20.3 fb−1 of proton–proton collision data recorded by the ATLAS experiment at View the MathML source at the Large Hadron Collider. Five final states, targeting the decays H→WW*, ττ , and ZZ*, are examined for the presence of the Standard Model (SM) Higgs boson: two same-charge light leptons (e or μ) without a hadronically decaying τ lepton; three light leptons; two same-charge light leptons with a hadronically decaying τ lepton; four light leptons; and one light lepton and two hadronically decaying τ leptons. No significant excess of events is observed above the background expectation. The best fit for the View the MathML source production cross section, assuming a Higgs boson mass of 125 GeV, is View the MathML source times the SM expectation, and the observed (expected) upper limit at the 95% confidence level is 4.7 (2.4) times the SM rate. The p-value for compatibility with the background-only hypothesis is 1.8σ; the expectation in the presence of a Standard Model signal is 0.9σ.

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Journal Article
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Physics Letters B
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28 Jan 2016 10:24
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