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Search for new light gauge bosons in Higgs boson decays to four-lepton final states in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}=8$ TeV with the ATLAS detector at the LHC

G. Aad 1 S. Albrand 2 J. Brown 2 J. Collot 2 S. Crépé-Renaudin 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 S. Elles 4 T. Hryn’ova 4 S. Jézéquel 4 I. Koletsou 4 R. Lafaye 4 J. Leveque 4 N. Massol 4 G. Sauvage 4 E. Sauvan 4 M. Schwoerer 4 O. Simard 4 T. Todorov 4 I. Wingerter-Seez 4 E. Yatsenko 4 M.K. Ayoub 5 A. Bassalat 5 C. Becot 5 S. Binet 5 C. Bourdarios 5 J.B. de Vivie De Regie 5 D. Delgove 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-Versillé 5 J. Hrivnac 5 L. Iconomidou-Fayard 5 M. Kado 5 A. Lounis 5 N. Makovec 5 N. Morange 5 C. Nellist 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 H.L. Tran 5 D. Zerwas 5 Zhongkai Zhang 5 Y. Zhao 5 L. Alio 1 M. Barbero 1 Y. Coadou 1 C. Diaconu 1 Sara Diglio 1 F. Djama 1 O. Duccu 1 L. Feligioni 1 J. Gao 1 G.D. Hallewell 1 F. Hubaut 1 S.J. Kahn 1 E. B. F. G. Knoops 1 E. Le Guirriec 1 J. Liu 6 K. Liu 1 D. Madaffari 1 K. Mochizuki 1 E. Monnier 1 S. Muanza 1 Y. Nagai 1 E. Nagy 1 P. Pralavorio 1 A. Rozanov 1 T. Serre 1 M. Talby 1 R.E. Ticse Torres 1 E. Tiouchichine 1 S. Tisserant 1 J. Toth 1 F. Touchard 1 L. Vacavant 1
Abstract : This paper presents a search for Higgs bosons decaying to four leptons, either electrons or muons, via one or two light exotic gauge bosons $Z_d$, $H\to Z Z_d \to 4\ell$ or $H\to Z_d Z_d \to 4\ell$. The search was performed using $pp$ collision data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of about 20 fb$^{-1}$ at the center-of-mass energy of $\sqrt{s}=8 $TeV recorded with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. The observed data are well described by the Standard Model prediction. Upper bounds on the branching ratio of $H\to Z Z_d \to 4\ell$ and on the kinetic mixing parameter between the $Z_d$ and the Standard Model hypercharge gauge boson are set in the range $(1$--$9)\times10^{-5}$ and $(4$--$17)\times10^{-2}$ respectively, at 95% confidence level assuming the Standard Model branching ratio of $H\to Z Z^* \to 4\ell$, for $Z_d$ masses between 15 and 55 GeV. Upper bounds on the effective mass mixing parameter between the $Z$ and the $Z_d$ are also set using the branching ratio limits in the $H \to ZZ_d\to 4\ell$ search, and are in the range $(1.5$--$8.7)\times 10^{-4}$ for $15
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G. Aad, S. Albrand, J. Brown, J. Collot, S. Crépé-Renaudin, et al.. Search for new light gauge bosons in Higgs boson decays to four-lepton final states in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}=8$ TeV with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. Physical Review D, American Physical Society, 2015, 92, pp.092001. ⟨10.1103/PhysRevD.92.092001⟩. ⟨in2p3-01157950⟩



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