Search for the standard model Higgs boson produced in association with a vector boson and decaying into a tau pair in pp collisions at √s =8 TeV with the ATLAS detector

Barton, Adam Edward and Beattie, Michael and Borissov, Guennadi and Bouhova-Thacker, Evelina Vassileva and Dearnaley, William and Fox, Harald and Grimm, Kathryn Ann Tschann and Henderson, Robert Charles William and Hughes, Gareth and Jones, Roger William Lewis and Kartvelishvili, Vakhtang and Long, Robin Eamonn and Love, Peter Allan and Maddocks, Harvey and Skinner, Malcolm and Smizanska, Maria and Walder, James William and Wharton, Andy (2016) Search for the standard model Higgs boson produced in association with a vector boson and decaying into a tau pair in pp collisions at √s =8 TeV with the ATLAS detector. Physical Review D, 93 (9). ISSN 1550-7998

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Abstract

A search for the standard model Higgs boson produced in association with a vector boson with the decay H→ττ is presented. The data correspond to 20.3  fb −1 of integrated luminosity from proton-proton collisions at s √ =8  TeV recorded by the ATLAS experiment at the LHC during 2012. The data agree with the background expectation, and 95% confidence-level upper limits are placed on the cross section of this process. The observed (expected) limit, expressed in terms of the signal strength μ=σ/σ SM for m H =125  GeV, is μ<5.6 (3.7). The measured value of the signal strength is μ=2.3±1.6.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Physical Review D
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 80045
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 14 Jun 2016 11:52
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2019 03:44
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/80045

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