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Title: Combination of searches for Higgs boson pair production in proton-proton collisions at $$\sqrt{s} = $$ 13 TeV

Abstract

This Letter describes a search for Higgs boson pair production using the combined results from four final states: bb$$\gamma\gamma$$, bb$$\tau\tau$$, bbbb, and bbVV, where V represents a W or Z boson. The search is performed using data collected in 2016 by the CMS experiment from LHC proton-proton collisions at $$\sqrt{s} =$$ 13 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9 fb$$^{-1}$$. Limits are set on the Higgs boson pair production cross section. A 95% confidence level observed (expected) upper limit on the nonresonant production cross section is set at 22.2 (12.8) times the standard model value. A search for narrow resonances decaying to Higgs boson pairs is also performed in the mass range 250-3000 GeV. No evidence for a signal is observed, and upper limits are set on the resonance production cross section.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States); Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Contributing Org.:
CMS
OSTI Identifier:
1495357
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB-18-727-CMS; arXiv:1811.09689; CMS-HIG-17-030; CERN-EP-2018-292
1704939
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Phys.Rev.Lett.
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Phys.Rev.Lett.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

Citation Formats

Sirunyan, Albert M, and et al. Combination of searches for Higgs boson pair production in proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s} = $ 13 TeV. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Sirunyan, Albert M, & et al. Combination of searches for Higgs boson pair production in proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s} = $ 13 TeV. United States.
Sirunyan, Albert M, and et al. Fri . "Combination of searches for Higgs boson pair production in proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s} = $ 13 TeV". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1495357.
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abstractNote = {This Letter describes a search for Higgs boson pair production using the combined results from four final states: bb$\gamma\gamma$, bb$\tau\tau$, bbbb, and bbVV, where V represents a W or Z boson. The search is performed using data collected in 2016 by the CMS experiment from LHC proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s} =$ 13 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9 fb$^{-1}$. Limits are set on the Higgs boson pair production cross section. A 95% confidence level observed (expected) upper limit on the nonresonant production cross section is set at 22.2 (12.8) times the standard model value. A search for narrow resonances decaying to Higgs boson pairs is also performed in the mass range 250-3000 GeV. No evidence for a signal is observed, and upper limits are set on the resonance production cross section.},
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journal = {Phys.Rev.Lett.},
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year = {2018},
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