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Title: Search for the standard model Higgs boson produced in association with top quarks and decaying into a b b ¯ pair in p p collisions at s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

A search for the standard model Higgs boson produced in association with a top-quark pair, ttH, is presented. The analysis uses 36.1 fb-1 of pp collision data at s=13 TeV collected with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider in 2015 and 2016. The search targets the H→bb decay mode. The selected events contain either one or two electrons or muons from the top-quark decays, and are then categorized according to the number of jets and how likely these are to contain b-hadrons. Multivariate techniques are used to discriminate between signal and background events, the latter being dominated by tt+jets production. For a Higgs boson mass of 125 GeV, the ratio of the measured ttH signal cross-section to the standard model expectation is found to be μ=0.84-0.61+0.64. A value of μ greater than 2.0 is excluded at 95% confidence level (C.L.) while the expected upper limit is μ<1.2 in the absence of a ttH signal.
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Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-05CH11231; AC02-76SF00515
Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review D
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 97; Journal Issue: 7; Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Contributing Orgs:
ATLAS Collaboration
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS
OSTI Identifier:
1435386
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1461980