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Title: Searches for invisible decays of the Higgs boson in pp collisions at $$\sqrt{s}$$ = 7, 8, and 13 TeV

Abstract

Searches for invisible decays of the Higgs boson are presented. The data collected with the CMS detector at the LHC correspond to integrated luminosities of 5.1, 19.7, and 2.3 fb–1 at centre-of-mass energies of 7, 8, and 13 TeV, respectively. The search channels target Higgs boson production via gluon fusion, vector boson fusion, and in association with a vector boson. Upper limits are placed on the branching fraction of the Higgs boson decay to invisible particles, as a function of the assumed production cross sections. The combination of all channels, assuming standard model production, yields an observed (expected) upper limit on the invisible branching fraction of 0.24 (0.23) at the 95% confidence level. Finally, the results are also interpreted in the context of Higgs-portal dark matter models.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Yerevan Physics Institute, Yerevan (Armenia). et al.
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States); Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP)
Contributing Org.:
CMS Collaboration
OSTI Identifier:
1334980
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB-16-593-CMS; CMS-HIG-16-016; CERN-EP-2016-240; arXiv:1610.09218
Journal ID: ISSN 1029-8479; 1495025
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of High Energy Physics (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Journal of High Energy Physics (Online); Journal Volume: 2017; Journal ID: ISSN 1029-8479
Publisher:
Springer Berlin
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; Beyond Standard Model; Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments); Higgs physics

Citation Formats

Khachatryan, Vardan. Searches for invisible decays of the Higgs boson in pp collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 7, 8, and 13 TeV. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. https://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP02(2017)135.
Khachatryan, Vardan. Searches for invisible decays of the Higgs boson in pp collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 7, 8, and 13 TeV. United States. https://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP02(2017)135
Khachatryan, Vardan. Tue . "Searches for invisible decays of the Higgs boson in pp collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 7, 8, and 13 TeV". United States. https://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP02(2017)135. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1334980.
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title = {Searches for invisible decays of the Higgs boson in pp collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 7, 8, and 13 TeV},
author = {Khachatryan, Vardan},
abstractNote = {Searches for invisible decays of the Higgs boson are presented. The data collected with the CMS detector at the LHC correspond to integrated luminosities of 5.1, 19.7, and 2.3 fb–1 at centre-of-mass energies of 7, 8, and 13 TeV, respectively. The search channels target Higgs boson production via gluon fusion, vector boson fusion, and in association with a vector boson. Upper limits are placed on the branching fraction of the Higgs boson decay to invisible particles, as a function of the assumed production cross sections. The combination of all channels, assuming standard model production, yields an observed (expected) upper limit on the invisible branching fraction of 0.24 (0.23) at the 95% confidence level. Finally, the results are also interpreted in the context of Higgs-portal dark matter models.},
doi = {10.1007/JHEP02(2017)135},
journal = {Journal of High Energy Physics (Online)},
number = ,
volume = 2017,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
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