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Search for a high-mass Higgs boson decaying to a W boson pair in pp collisions at s√=8 TeV with the ATLAS detector

G. Aad 1 M.K. Ayoub 2 A. Bassalat 2 C. Bécot 2 S. Binet 2 C. Bourdarios 2 D. Delgove 2 J-B. de Vivie De Regie 2 L. Duflot 2 M. Escalier 2 L. Fayard 2 D. Fournier 2 E.L. Gkougkousis 2 J-F. Grivaz 2 T. Guillemin 2 F. Hariri 2 S. Henrot-Versille 2 J. Hrivnac 2 L. Iconomidou-Fayard 2 M. Kado 2 A. Lounis 2 N. Makovec 2 N. Morange 2 C. Nellist 2 P. Petroff 2 L. Poggioli 2 P. Puzo 2 A. Renaud 2 D. Rousseau 2 G. Rybkin 2 A.C. Schaffer 2 E. Scifo 2 L. Serin 2 S. Simion 2 R. Tanaka 2 D. Zerwas 2 Zhongkai Zhang 2 Y. Zhao 2 D. Boumediene 3 Emmanuel Busato 3 D. Calvet 3 S. Calvet 3 J. Donini 3 E. Dubreuil 3 G. Gilles 3 Ph. Gris 3 H. Liao 3 R. Madar 3 D. Pallin 3 S.M. Romano Saez 3 C. Santoni 3 D. Simon 3 Timothée Theveneaux-Pelzer 3 F. Vazeille 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 G. Sauvage 4 E. Sauvan 4 O. Simard 4 T. Todorov 4 I. Wingerter-Seez 4 E. Yatsenko 4 S. Albrand 5 J. Brown 5 J. Collot 5 S. Crépé-Renaudin 5 P.A. Delsart 5 C. Gabaldon 5 M.H. Genest 5 J.Y. Hostachy 5 F. Ledroit-Guillon 5 A. Lleres 5 A. Lucotte 5 F. Malek 5 C. Monini 5 J. Stark 5 B. Trocmé 5 M. Wu 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 1 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 : A search for a high-mass Higgs boson H is performed in the H→WW→ℓνℓν and H→WW→ℓνqq decay channels using pp collision data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 20.3 fb−1 collected at s√= 8 TeV by the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. No evidence of a high-mass Higgs boson is found. Limits on σH×BR(H→WW) as a function of the Higgs boson mass mH are determined in three different scenarios: one in which the heavy Higgs boson has a narrow width compared to the experimental resolution, one for a width increasing with the boson mass and modeled by the complex-pole scheme following the same behavior as in the Standard Model, and one for intermediate widths. The upper range of the search is mH=1500 GeV for the narrow-width scenario and mH=1000 GeV for the other two scenarios. The lower edge of the search range is 200−300 GeV and depends on the analysis channel and search scenario. For each signal interpretation, individual and combined limits from the two WW decay channels are presented. At mH=1500 GeV, the highest-mass point tested, σH×BR(H→WW) for a narrow-width Higgs boson is constrained to be less than 21 fb and 6.0 fb at 95% CL for the gluon fusion and vector-boson fusion production modes, respectively.
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G. Aad, M.K. Ayoub, A. Bassalat, C. Bécot, S. Binet, et al.. Search for a high-mass Higgs boson decaying to a W boson pair in pp collisions at s√=8 TeV with the ATLAS detector. Journal of High Energy Physics, Springer Verlag (Germany), 2016, 01, pp.032. ⟨10.1007/JHEP01(2016)032⟩. ⟨in2p3-01191602⟩



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