Search for the $b\bar{b}$ decay of the Standard Model Higgs boson in associated $(W/Z)H$ production with the ATLAS detector

G. Aad 1 S. Albrand 2 J. Brown 2 J. Collot 2 S. Crépé-Renaudin 2 B. Dechenaux 2 P.A. Delsart 2 C. Gabaldon 2 M.H. Genest 2 J.Y. Hostachy 2 F. Ledroit-Guillon 2 A. Lleres 2 A. Lucotte 2 F. Malek 2 C. Monini 2 J. Stark 2 B. Trocmé 2 M. Wu 2 G. Rahal 3 S. Abdel Khalek 4 A. Bassalat 4 C. Becot 4 S. Binet 4 C. Bourdarios 4 D. Charfeddine 4 J.B. De Vivie de Regie 4 L. Duflot 4 M. Escalier 4 L. Fayard 4 D. Fournier 4 J.-F. Grivaz 4 T. Guillemin 4 F. Hariri 4 S. Henrot-Versillé 4 J. Hrivnac 4 L. Iconomidou-Fayard 4 M. Kado 4 A. Lounis 4 N. Makovec 4 L. Poggioli 4 P. Puzo 4 A. Renaud 4 D. Rousseau 4 G. Rybkin 4 A.C. Schaffer 4 E. Scifo 4 L. Serin 4 S. Simion 4 R. Tanaka 4 H.L. Tran 4 D. Zerwas 4 Zhen Zhang 4 D. Boumediene 5 Emmanuel Busato 5 D. Calvet 5 S. Calvet 5 J. Donini 5 E. Dubreuil 5 N. Ghodbane 5 G. Gilles 5 Ph. Gris 5 C. Guicheney 5 H. Liao 5 D. Pallin 5 Daniela Paredes Hernández 5 F. Podlyski 5 C. Santoni 5 Timothée Theveneaux-Pelzer 5 Loïc Valery 5 F. Vazeille 5 Z. Barnovska 6 N. Berger 6 J. Colas 6 M. Delmastro 6 L. Di Ciaccio 6 S. Elles 6 C. Goy 6 T. Hryn'Ova 6 S. Jézéquel 6 H. Keoshkerian 6 I. Koletsou 6 R. Lafaye 6 J. Leveque 6 V.P. Lombardo 6 N. Massol 6 P. Perrodo 6 H. Przysiezniak 6 G. Sauvage 6 E. Sauvan 6 M. Schwoerer 6 O. Simard 6 T. Todorov 6 I. Wingerter-Seez 6 L. Alio 1 M. Barbero 1 J. C. Clémens 1 Y. Coadou 1 S. Diglio 1 F. Djama 1 L. Feligioni 1 G.D. Hallewell 1 D. Hoffmann 1 F. Hubaut 1 E. B. F. G. Knoops 1 E. Le Guirriec 1 B. Li 1 D. Madaffari 1 K. Mochizuki 1 E. Monnier 1 S. Muanza 1 Y. Nagai 1 P. Pralavorio 1 A. Rozanov 1 T. Serre 1 M. Talby 1 E. Tiouchichine 1 S. Tisserant 1 J. Toth 1 F. Touchard 1 M. Ughetto 1 L. Vacavant 1
Abstract : A search for the $b\bar{b}$ decay of the Standard Model Higgs boson is performed with the ATLAS experiment using the full dataset recorded at the LHC in Run 1. The integrated luminosities used from $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}=7$ and 8 TeV are 4.7 and 20.3 fb$^{-1}$, respectively. The processes considered are associated $(W/Z)H$ production, where $W\to e\nu/\mu\nu$, $Z\to ee/\mu\mu$ and $Z\to\nu\nu$. The observed (expected) deviation from the background-only hypothesis corresponds to a significance of 1.4 (2.6) standard deviations and the ratio of the measured signal yield to the Standard Model expectation is found to be $\mu = 0.52 \pm 0.32 \mathrm{(stat.)} \pm 0.24 \mathrm{(syst.)}$ for a Higgs boson mass of 125.36 GeV. The analysis procedure is validated by a measurement of the yield of $(W/Z)Z$ production with $Z\to b\bar{b}$ in the same final states as for the Higgs boson search, from which the ratio of the observed signal yield to the Standard Model expectation is found to be $0.74 \pm 0.09 \mathrm{(stat.)} \pm 0.14 \mathrm{(syst.)}$.
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Journal of High Energy Physics, Springer, 2015, 2015 (1), pp.69. 〈10.1007/JHEP01(2015)069〉
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G. Aad, S. Albrand, J. Brown, J. Collot, S. Crépé-Renaudin, et al.. Search for the $b\bar{b}$ decay of the Standard Model Higgs boson in associated $(W/Z)H$ production with the ATLAS detector. Journal of High Energy Physics, Springer, 2015, 2015 (1), pp.69. 〈10.1007/JHEP01(2015)069〉. 〈in2p3-01067116〉

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