Observation and measurement of Higgs boson decays to $WW^{\ast}$ 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 Z. Barnovska 4 N. Berger 4 M. Delmastro 4 L. Di Ciaccio 4 T.K.O. Doan 4 S. Elles 4 C. Goy 4 T. Hryn’ova 4 S. Jézéquel 4 H. Keoshkerian 4 I. Koletsou 4 R. Lafaye 4 J. Leveque 4 V.P. Lombardo 4 N. Massol 4 H. Przysiezniak 4 G. Sauvage 4 E. Sauvan 1, 4 M. Schwoerer 4 O. Simard 4 T. Todorov 4 I. Wingerter-Seez 4 L. Alio 1 M. Barbero 1 J.-C. Clémens 1 Y. Coadou 1 S. Diglio 1 F. Djama 1 L. Feligioni 1 G 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 G.S. Muanza 1 Y. Nagai 1 P. Pralavorio 1 A.N. 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 M.K. Ayoub 5 A. Bassalat 5 C. Bécot 5 S. Binet 5 C. Bourdarios 5 D. Delgove 5 J-B. de Vivie De Regie 5 L. Duflot 5 M. Escalier 5 L. Fayard 5 D. Fournier 5 E.L. Gkougkousis 5 J-F. Grivaz 5 T. Guillemin 5 F. Hariri 5 S. Henrot-Versille 5 J. Hrivnac 5 L. Iconomidou-Fayard 5 M. Kado 5 A. Lounis 5 N. Makovec 5 N. Morange 5 C. Nellist 5 P. Petroff 5 L. Poggioli 5 P. Puzo 5 A. Renaud 5 D. Rousseau 5 G. Rybkin 5 A.C. Schaffer 5 E. Scifo 5 L. Serin 5 S. Simion 5 R. Tanaka 5 D. Zerwas 5 Zhongkai Zhang 5 Y. Zhao 5
Abstract : We report the observation of Higgs boson decays to $WW^{\ast}$ based on an excess over background of 6.1 standard deviations in the dilepton final state, where the Standard Model expectation is 5.8 standard deviations. Evidence for the vector-boson fusion (VBF) production process is obtained with a significance of 3.2 standard deviations. The results are obtained from a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of $25 \textrm{pb}^{-1}$ from $\sqrt{s}=7$ and 8 TeV $pp$ collisions recorded by the ATLAS detector at the LHC. For a Higgs boson mass of 125.36 GeV, the ratio of the measured value to the expected value of the total production cross section times branching fraction is $1.09^{+0.16}_{-0.15} \textrm{(stat.)}^{+0.17}_{-0.14} \textrm{(syst.)}$. The corresponding ratios for the gluon fusion and vector-boson fusion production mechanisms are $1.02\pm 0.19 \textrm{(stat.)}^{+0.22}_{-0.18} \textrm{(syst.)}$ and $1.27^{+0.44}_{-0.40} \textrm{(stat.)}^{+0.30}_{-0.21} \textrm{(syst.)}$, respectively. At $\sqrt{s}=8$ TeV, the total production cross sections are measured to be $\sigma(gg\to H\rightarrow WW^\ast) = 4.6\pm0.9\,\textrm{(stat.)}\,^{+0.8}_{-0.7}\,\textrm{(syst.)}\textrm{pb}$ and $\sigma(\textrm{VBF} H\rightarrow WW^\ast) = 0.51\,^{+0.17}_{-0.15}\,\textrm{(stat.)}\,^{+0.13}_{-0.08}\,\textrm{(syst.)}\textrm{pb}$. The fiducial cross section is determined for the gluon-fusion process in exclusive final states with zero or one associated jet.
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Physical Review D, American Physical Society, 2015, 92, pp.012006. 〈10.1103/PhysRevD.92.012006〉
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G. Aad, S. Albrand, J. Brown, J. Collot, S. Crépé-Renaudin, et al.. Observation and measurement of Higgs boson decays to $WW^{\ast}$ with the ATLAS detector. Physical Review D, American Physical Society, 2015, 92, pp.012006. 〈10.1103/PhysRevD.92.012006〉. 〈in2p3-01092569〉

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