Search for the Higgs boson produced in association with a $W$ boson and decaying to four $b$-quarks via two spin-zero particles in $pp$ collisions at 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

M. Aaboud Z. Barnovska-Blenessy 1 N. Berger 1 M. Delmastro 1 L. Di Ciaccio 1 S. Elles 1 K. Grevtsov 1 T. Guillemin 1 T. Hryn’ova 1 S. Jézéquel 1 I. Koletsou 1 R. Lafaye 1 J. Levêque 1 P. Mastrandea 1 G. Sauvage 1 E. Sauvan 1 B.H. Smart 1 T. Todorov 1 I. Wingerter-Seez 1 E. Yatsenko 1 D. Boumediene 2 E. Busato 2 D. Calvet 2 S. Calvet 2 A.R. Chomont 2 J. Donini 2 Ph. Gris 2 R. Madar 2 D. Pallin 2 S.M. Romano Saez 2 C. Santoni 2 D. Simon 2 F. Vazeille 2 S. Albrand 3 S. Berlendis 3 A. Bethani 3 C. Camincher 3 J. Collot 3 S. Crépé-Renaudin 3 P.A. Delsart 3 C. Gabaldon 3 M.H. Genest 3 P.O.J. Gradin 3 J.Y. Hostachy 3 F. Ledroit-Guillon 3 A. Lleres 3 A. Lucotte 3 F. Malek 3 E. Petit 3 J. Stark 3 B. Trocmé 3 M. Wu 3 G. Aad 4 M. Alstaty 4 M. Barbero 4 A. Calandri 4 T.P. Calvet 4 Y. Coadou 4 C. Diaconu 4 S. Diglio 4 F. Djama 4 V. Ellajosyula 4 L. Feligioni 4 J. Gao 4 A. Hadef 4 G.D. Hallewell 4 F. Hubaut 4 S.J. Kahn 4 E. B. F. G. Knoops 4 E. Le Guirriec 4 J. Liu 4 K. Liu 4 D. Madaffari 4 E. Monnier 4 S. Muanza 4 E. Nagy 4 P. Pralavorio 4 Y. Rodina 4 A. Rozanov 4 M. Talby 4 T. Theveneaux-Pelzer 4 R.E. Ticse Torres 4 S. Tisserant 4 J. Toth 4 F. Touchard 4 L. Vacavant 4 Chen Wang 4 M.K. Ayoub 5 A. Bassalat 5 S. Binet 2 C. Becot 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 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 G. Rybkin 5 D. Rousseau 5 A.C. Schaffer 5 L. Serin 5 E. Scifo 5 S. Simion 5 R. Tanaka 5 D. Zerwas 5 Zhongkai Zhang 5 Y. Zhao 5 G. Rahal 6
Abstract : This paper presents a dedicated search for exotic decays of the Higgs boson to a pair of new spin-zero particles, $H \rightarrow aa$, where the particle $a$ decays to $b$-quarks and has a mass in the range of 20-60 GeV. The search is performed in events where the Higgs boson is produced in association with a $W$ boson, giving rise to a signature of a lepton (electron or muon), missing transverse momentum, and multiple jets from $b$-quark decays. The analysis is based on the full dataset of $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s} = 13$ TeV recorded in 2015 by the ATLAS detector at the CERN Large Hadron Collider, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.2 fb$^{-1}$. No significant excess of events above the Standard Model prediction is observed, and a $95\%$ confidence-level upper limit is derived for the product of the production cross section for $pp \rightarrow WH$ times the branching ratio for the decay $H \rightarrow aa \rightarrow 4b$. The upper limit ranges from 6.2 pb for an $a$-boson mass $m_a = 20$ GeV to 1.5 pb for $m_a = 60$ GeV.
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European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields, Springer Verlag (Germany), 2016, 76, pp.605. 〈10.1140/epjc/s10052-016-4418-9〉
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M. Aaboud, Z. Barnovska-Blenessy, N. Berger, M. Delmastro, L. Di Ciaccio, et al.. Search for the Higgs boson produced in association with a $W$ boson and decaying to four $b$-quarks via two spin-zero particles in $pp$ collisions at 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector. European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields, Springer Verlag (Germany), 2016, 76, pp.605. 〈10.1140/epjc/s10052-016-4418-9〉. 〈in2p3-01338745〉

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