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Title: Measurement of the transverse momentum spectrum of the Higgs boson produced in pp collisions at $$\sqrt{s} = $$ 8 TeV using H → WW decays

The cross section for Higgs boson production in pp collisions is studied using the H to WW decay mode, followed by leptonic decays of the W bosons to an oppositely charged electron-muon pair in the final state. The measurements are performed using data collected by the CMS experiment at the LHC at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.4 inverse-femtobarns. The Higgs boson transverse momentum (pT) is reconstructed using the lepton pair pT and missing pT. The differential cross section times branching fraction is measured as a function of the Higgs boson pT in a fiducial phase space defined to match the experimental acceptance in terms of the lepton kinematics and event topology. The production cross section times branching fraction in the fiducial phase space is measured to be 39 ± 8 (stat) ± 9 (syst) fb. Furthermore, the measurements are found to agree, within experimental uncertainties, with theoretical calculations based on the standard model.
  1. Yerevan Physics Institute, Yerevan (Armenia). et al.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB-16-260-CMS; CMS-HIG-15-010; CERN-EP-2016-125; arXiv:1606.01522
Journal ID: ISSN 1029-8479; 1467451
Grant/Contract Number:
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
Springer Berlin
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) (SC-25)
Contributing Orgs:
CMS Collaboration
Country of Publication:
United States
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments); Higgs physics