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Title: Higgs boson search in the H->ZZ{sup (*)} decay channels with the CMS detector

A study of the sensitivity for the inclusive production of Standard Model Higgs bosons H decaying in ZZ{sup (*)} pairs is presented with the CMS experiment at the CERN LHC pp collider at 14 TeV centre of mass energy, for the integrated luminosity of 1 fb{sup -1}. The analysis is performed for the leptonic decay channels H->ZZ{sup (*)}->4l with l = e,mu and for a mass m{sub H} in the range from 120 to 250 GeV/c{sup 2}. A simple m{sub H} independent sequence of cuts is established which provides a clean sample of 4l events while preserving the highest signal detection efficiency. A signal with a significance above 2 standard deviations is found unlikely for a Higgs boson with a mass m{sub H} lying anywhere in the mass range considered. In absence of significant deviations from background expectations, upper limits on the production cross-section of a Standard Model-like Higgs boson can be established. The limits extend beyond existing constraints.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. University of Split, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, Split (Croatia)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21349560
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1200; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: SUSY09: 7. international conference on supersymmetry and the unification of fundamental interactions, Boston, MA (United States), 5-10 Jun 2008; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.3327596; (c) 2010 American Institute of Physics
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; CERN LHC; CROSS SECTIONS; EFFICIENCY; GEV RANGE; HIGGS BOSONS; INCLUSIVE INTERACTIONS; LEPTONIC DECAY; MULTIPARTICLE SPECTROMETERS; PARTICLE IDENTIFICATION; REST MASS; SENSITIVITY; STANDARD MODEL; TEV RANGE; Z NEUTRAL BOSONS ACCELERATORS; BASIC INTERACTIONS; BOSONS; CYCLIC ACCELERATORS; DECAY; ELEMENTARY PARTICLES; ENERGY RANGE; FIELD THEORIES; GRAND UNIFIED THEORY; INTERACTIONS; INTERMEDIATE BOSONS; INTERMEDIATE VECTOR BOSONS; MASS; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; PARTICLE DECAY; PARTICLE INTERACTIONS; PARTICLE MODELS; POSTULATED PARTICLES; QUANTUM FIELD THEORY; SPECTROMETERS; STORAGE RINGS; SYNCHROTRONS; UNIFIED GAUGE MODELS; WEAK INTERACTIONS; WEAK PARTICLE DECAY