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Title: Measurements of Higgs boson production and couplings in the four-lepton channel in $pp$ collisions at center-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector

The final ATLAS Run 1 measurements of Higgs boson production and couplings in the decay channel H→ZZ*→ℓ⁺ℓ⁻ℓ'⁺ℓ'⁻, where ℓ, ℓ'=e or μ, are presented. These measurements were performed using pp collision data corresponding to integrated luminosities of 4.5 and 20.3 fb –1 at center-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV, respectively, recorded with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. The H→ZZ*→4ℓ signal is observed with a significance of 8.1 standard deviations, with an expectation of 6.2 standard deviations, at mH=125.36 GeV, the combined ATLAS measurement of the Higgs boson mass from the H→γγ and H→ZZ*→4ℓ channels. The production rate relative to the Standard Model expectation, the signal strength, is measured in four different production categories in the H→ZZ*→4ℓ channel. The measured signal strength, at this mass, and with all of the categories combined, is 1.44 +0.40 –0.33. The signal strength for Higgs boson production in gluon fusion or in association with tt¯ or bb¯ pairs is found to be 1.7 +0.5 –0.4, while the signal strength for vector-boson fusion combined with WH/ZH associated production is found to be 0.3 +1.6 –0.9.
  1. Aix-Marseille Univ. and CNRS/IN2P3, Marseille (France). et al.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC03-76SF00515; AC02-06CH11357; AC02-98CH10886
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review. D, Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 91; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 1550-7998
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States); Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Contributing Orgs:
ATLAS Collaboration
Country of Publication:
United States