Study of $(W/Z)H$ production and Higgs boson couplings using $H \rightarrow WW^{\ast}$ decays with the ATLAS detector

G. Aad 1 Z. Barnovska 2 N. Berger 2 M. Delmastro 2 L. Di Ciaccio 2 S. Elles 2 T. Hryn’ova 2 S. Jézéquel 2 I. Koletsou 2 R. Lafaye 2 J. Leveque 2 N. Massol 2 G. Sauvage 2 E. Sauvan 2, 1 O. Simard 2 T. Todorov 2 I. Wingerter-Seez 2 E. Yatsenko 2 G . Rahal 3 M.K. Ayoub 4 A. Bassalat 4 C. Becot 4 S. Binet 4 C. Bourdarios 4 J.B. de Vivie De Regie 4 D. Delgove 4 L. Duflot 4 M. Escalier 4 L. Fayard 4 D. Fournier 4 E.L. Gkougkousis 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 N. Morange 4 C. Nellist 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 Zhongkai Zhang 4 Y. Zhao 4 D. Boumediene 5 Emmanuel Busato 5 D. Calvet 5 S. Calvet 5 J. Donini 5 E. Dubreuil 5 G. Gilles 5 Ph. Gris 5 H. Liao 5 R. Madar 5 D. Pallin 5 S.M. Romano Saez 5 C. Santoni 5 D. Simon 5 Timothée Theveneaux-Pelzer 5 F. Vazeille 5 L. Alio 1 M. Barbero 1 Y. Coadou 1 C. Diaconu 1 S. Diglio 1 F. Djama 1 O. Duccu 1, 6 L. Feligioni 1 J. Gao 7 G.D. Hallewell 1 F. Hubaut 1 S.J. Kahn 1 E. B. F. G. Knoops 1 E. Le Guirriec 1 J. Liu K. Liu D. Madaffari 1 K. Mochizuki 1 E. Monnier 1 S. Muanza 1 Y. Nagai 1 E. Nagy 1 P. Pralavorio 1 A. Rozanov 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 S. Albrand 8 J. Brown 8 J. Collot 8 S. Crépé-Renaudin 8 P.A. Delsart 8 C. Gabaldon 8 M.H. Genest 8 J.Y. Hostachy 8 F. Ledroit-Guillon 8 A. Lleres 8 A. Lucotte 8 F. Malek 8 C. Monini 8 J. Stark 8 B. Trocmé 8 M. Wu 8
Abstract : A search for Higgs boson production in association with a $W$ or $Z$ boson, in the $H \rightarrow WW^{\ast}$ decay channel, is performed with a data sample collected with the ATLAS detector at the LHC in proton-proton collisions at centre-of-mass energies $\sqrt{s}=7$ TeV and 8 TeV, corresponding to integrated luminosities of 4.5 ${\rm fb}^{-1}$ and 20.3 ${\rm fb}^{-1}$, respectively. The $WH$ production mode is studied in two-lepton and three-lepton final states, while two-lepton and four-lepton final states are used to search for the $ZH$ production mode. The observed significance, for the combined $WH$ and $ZH$ production, is 2.5 standard deviations while a significance of 0.9 standard deviations is expected in the Standard Model Higgs boson hypothesis. The ratio of the combined $WH$ and $ZH$ signal yield to the Standard Model expectation, $\mu_{VH}$, is found to be $\mu_{VH} =3.0^{+1.3}_{-1.1}{\, {(\rm stat.)}}^{+1.0}_{-0.7}{\,{(\rm sys.)}}$ for the Higgs boson mass of 125.36 GeV. The $WH$ and $ZH$ production modes are also combined with the gluon fusion and vector boson fusion production modes studied in the $H \to WW^* \to \ell \nu \ell \nu$ decay channel, resulting in an overall observed significance of 6.5 standard deviations and $\mu_{\rm ggF+VBF+VH} = 1.16^{+0.16}_{-0.15} {\rm (stat.)}^{+0.18}_{-0.15} {\rm (sys.)}$. The results are interpreted in terms of scaling factors of the Higgs boson couplings to vector bosons ($k_V$) and fermions ($k_F$); the combined results are: $|\kappa_V| = 1.06^{+0.10}_{-0.10}$, $|\kappa_F| = 0.85^{+0.26}_{-0.20}$.
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Journal of High Energy Physics, Springer Verlag (Germany), 2015, 08, pp.137. 〈10.1007/JHEP08(2015)137〉
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G. Aad, Z. Barnovska, N. Berger, M. Delmastro, L. Di Ciaccio, et al.. Study of $(W/Z)H$ production and Higgs boson couplings using $H \rightarrow WW^{\ast}$ decays with the ATLAS detector. Journal of High Energy Physics, Springer Verlag (Germany), 2015, 08, pp.137. 〈10.1007/JHEP08(2015)137〉. 〈in2p3-01166707〉

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