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Title: Study of (W/Z)H production and Higgs boson couplings using H→ W W * decays with the ATLAS detector

A search for Higgs boson production in association with a W or Z boson, in the H→ W W* decay channel, is performed with a data sample collected with the ATLAS detector at the LHC in proton-proton collisions at centre-of-mass energies √s=7 TeV and 8 TeV, corresponding to integrated luminosities of 4.5 fb–1 and 20.3 fb–1, respectively. The WH production mode is studied in two-lepton and three-lepton final states, while two- lepton and four-lepton final states are used to search for the ZH production mode. The observed significance, for the combined WH and ZH production, is 2.5 standard deviations while a significance of 0.9 standard deviations is expected in the Standard Model Higgs boson hypothesis. The ratio of the combined WH and ZH signal yield to the Standard Model expectation, μVH, is found to be μVH = 3.0–1.1+1.3 (stat.)–0.7+1.0 (sys.) for the Higgs boson mass of 125.36 GeV. WH and ZH production modes are also combined with the gluon fusion and vector boson fusion production modes studied in the H → W W* → ℓνℓν decay channel, resulting in an overall observed significance of 6.5 standard deviations and μggF+VBF+VH=1.16–0.15+0.16 (stat.) –0.15+0.18 (sys.). The results are interpreted in terms of scalingmore » factors of the Higgs boson couplings to vector bosons (κV) and fermions (κF); the combined results are: |κV|=1.06–0.10+0.10, |κF|=0.85–0.20+0.26.« less
  1. National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), Marseilles (France). Centre for Particle Physics of Marseilles (CPPM). et al.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC03-76SF00515; AC02-06CH11357; AC02-05CH11231; SC00112704
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of High Energy Physics (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Journal of High Energy Physics (Online); Journal Volume: 2015; Journal Issue: 8; Journal ID: ISSN 1029-8479
Springer Berlin
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); Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Contributing Orgs:
ATLAS Collaboration; The ATLAS collaboration
Country of Publication:
United States
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; Hadron-Hadron Scattering; Higgs physics