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Title: Search for Standard Model Higgs Bosons Produced in Association with W Bosons

The authors report on the results of a search for standard model Higgs bosons produced in association with W bosons from p{bar p} collisions at {radical}s = 1.96 TeV. The search uses a data sample corresponding to approximately 1 fb{sup -1} of integrated luminosity. Events consistent with the W {yields} {ell}{nu} and H {yields} b{bar b} signature are selected by triggering on a high-p{sub T} electron or muon candidate and tagging one or two of the jet candidates as having originated from b quarks. A neural network filter rejects a fraction of tagged charm and light flavor jets, increasing the b-jet purity in the sample and thereby reducing the background to Higgs boson production. They observe no excess {ell}{nu}b{bar b} production beyond the background expectation, and they set 95% confidence level upper limits on the production cross section times branching fraction {sigma}(p{bar p} {yields} WH) {center_dot} Br(H {yields} b{bar b}) ranging from 3.9 to 1.3 pb, for specific Higgs boson mass hypotheses in the range 110 to 150 GeV/c{sup 2}, respectively.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
920435
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB-07-567-E
arXiv eprint number arXiv:0710.4363; TRN: US0805581
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Research Org:
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; B QUARKS; CROSS SECTIONS; ELECTRONS; HIGGS BOSONS; INTERMEDIATE BOSONS; LUMINOSITY; MUONS; NEURAL NETWORKS; PRODUCTION; STANDARD MODEL Experiment-HEP