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Search for the standard model Higgs boson produced in association with a top-quark pair in pp collisions at the LHC

S. Chatrchyan , M. Besançon (1) , S. Choudhury (1) , F. Couderc (1) , M. Dejardin (1) , D. Denegri (1) , B. Fabbro (1) , J.L. Faure (1) , F. Ferri (1) , S. Ganjour (1) , A. Givernaud (1) , P. Gras (1) , G. Hamel de Monchenault (1) , P. Jarry (1) , E. Locci (1) , J. Malcles (1) , L. Millischer (1) , A. Nayak (1) , J. Rander (1) , A. Rosowsky (1) , M. Titov (1) , S. Baffioni (2) , F. Beaudette (2) , L. Benhabib (2) , L. Bianchini (2) , M. Bluj (2) , Pierre Busson (2) , C. Charlot (2) , N. Daci (2) , T. Dahms (2) , M. Dalchenko (2) , L. Dobrzynski (2) , A. Florent (2) , R. Granier de Cassagnac (2) , M. Haguenauer (2) , P. Mine (2) , C. Mironov (2) , I.N. Naranjo (2) , M. Nguyen (2) , C. Ochando (2) , P. Paganini (2) , D. Sabes (2) , R. Salerno (2) , Y. Sirois (2) , C. Veelken (2) , A. Zabi (2) , J.-L. Agram (3) , J. Andrea (3) , D. Bloch (3) , D. Bodin (3) , J.-M. Brom (3) , E.C. Chabert (3) , C. Collard (3) , E. Conte (3) , F. Drouhin (3) , J.-C. Fontaine (3) , D. Gele (3) , U. Goerlach (3) , C. Goetzmann (3) , P. Juillot (3) , A.-C. Le Bihan (3) , P. van Hove (3) , S. Beauceron (4) , N. Beaupere (4) , O. Bondu (4) , G. Boudoul (4) , S. Brochet (4) , J. Chasserat (4) , R. Chierici (4) , D. Contardo (4) , P. Depasse (4) , H. El Mamouni (4) , J. Fay (4) , S. Gascon (4) , M. Gouzevitch (4) , B. Ille (4) , T. Kurca (4) , M. Lethuillier (4) , L. Mirabito (4) , S. Perries (4) , L. Sgandurra (4) , V. Sordini (4) , Y. Tschudi (4) , M. Vander Donckt (4) , P. Verdier (4) , S. Viret (4)
S. Chatrchyan
  • Function : Author
Pierre Busson
R. Granier de Cassagnac
C. Mironov
P. Paganini
J.-L. Agram
C. Collard
E. Conte
P. van Hove
D. Contardo
M. Gouzevitch
M. Lethuillier
V. Sordini
P. Verdier
S. Viret

Abstract

A search for the standard model Higgs boson produced in association with a top-quark pair is presented using data samples corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 5.0 inverse femtobarns (5.1 inverse femtobarns) collected in pp collisions at the center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV (8 TeV). Events are considered where the top-quark pair decays to either one lepton+jets (t tbar to ell nu q q' b bbar) or dileptons (t tbar to ell(+) nu ell(-) nu b bbar), ell being an electron or a muon. The search is optimized for the decay mode H to b bbar. The largest background to the t tbar H signal is top-quark pair production with additional jets. Artificial neural networks are used to discriminate between signal and background events. Combining the results from the 7 TeV and 8 TeV samples, the observed (expected) limit on the cross section for Higgs boson production in association with top-quark pairs for a Higgs boson mass of 125 GeV is 5.8 (5.2) times the standard model expectation.

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in2p3-00796746 , version 1 (05-03-2013)

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S. Chatrchyan, M. Besançon, S. Choudhury, F. Couderc, M. Dejardin, et al.. Search for the standard model Higgs boson produced in association with a top-quark pair in pp collisions at the LHC. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2013, 05(2013), pp.145. ⟨10.1007/JHEP05(2013)145⟩. ⟨in2p3-00796746⟩
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