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Title: Search for the Standard Model Higgs boson decay to μ⁺ μ⁻ with the ATLAS detector

A search is reported for Higgs boson decay to μ⁺ μ⁻ using data with an integrated luminosity of 24.8 fb⁻¹ collected with the ATLAS detector in pp collisions at√s = 7 and 8 TeV at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. The observed dimuon invariant mass distribution is consistent with the Standard Model background-only hypothesis in the 120–150 GeV search range. For a Higgs boson with a mass of 125.5 GeV, the observed (expected) upper limit at the 95% confidence level is 7.0 (7.2) times the Standard Model expectation. This corresponds to an upper limit on the branching ratio BR (H → μ⁺ μ⁻) of 1.5×10⁻³.
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Physics Letters. Section B
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Journal Volume: 738; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0370-2693
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