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Title: Search for the Standard Model Higgs Boson Produced through Vector Boson Fusion and Decaying to $$\mathrm{b\bar{b}}$$

A first search is reported for a standard model Higgs boson (H) that is produced through vector boson fusion and decays to a bottom-quark pair. Two data samples, corresponding to integrated luminosities of 19.8 fb-1 and 18.3 fb-1 of proton-proton collisions at √s=8 TeV were selected for this channel at the CERN LHC. The observed significance in these data samples for a H→$$\mathrm{b\bar{b}}$$ signal at a mass of 125 GeV is 2.2 standard deviations, while the expected significance is 0.8 standard deviations. The fitted signal strength μ=σ/σSM=2.8+1.6-1.4. The combination of this result with other CMS searches for the Higgs boson decaying to a b-quark pair yields a signal strength of 1.0±0.4, corresponding to a signal significance of 2.6 standard deviations for a Higgs boson mass of 125 GeV.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Yerevan Physics Inst. (YerPhI) (Armenia); et al.
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB-15-279-CMS; CERN-PH-EP-2015-121; CMS-HIG-14-004
Journal ID: ISSN 1550-7998; arXiv eprint number arXiv:1506.01010; TRN: US1600852
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359
Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review. D, Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 92; Journal ID: ISSN 1550-7998
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Contributing Orgs:
CMS Collaboration
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS
OSTI Identifier:
1213269
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1212672