Search for the Decay of the Higgs Boson to Charm Quarks with the ATLAS Experiment
AffiliationUniv Arizona, Dept Phys
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PublisherAMER PHYSICAL SOC
CitationAaboud, M., Aad, G., Abbott, B., Abdinov, O., Abeloos, B., Abidi, S. H., ... Galster, G. A. G. K. (2018). Search for the Decay of the Higgs Boson to Charm Quarks with the ATLAS Experiment. Physical Review Letters, 120(21), . DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.211802
JournalPHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS
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AbstractA direct search for the standard model Higgs boson decaying to a pair of charm quarks is presented. Associated production of the Higgs and Z bosons, in the decay mode ZH -> l(+)l(-) cc is studied. A data set with an integrated luminosity of 36.1 fb(-1) of pp collisions at root s = 13TeV recorded by the ATLAS experiment at the LHC is used. The H -> cc signature is identified using charm-tagging algorithms. The observed (expected) upper limit on sigma(pp -> ZH) x B(H -> cc) is 2.7 (3.9(-2.1)(+2.1) ) pb at the 95% confidence level for a Higgs boson mass of 125 GeV, while the standard model value is 26 fb.
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SponsorsANPCyT, Argentina; YerPhI, Armenia; ARC, Australia; BMWFW, Austria; FWF, Austria; ANAS, Azerbaijan; SSTC, Belarus; CNPq, Brazil; FAPESP, Brazil; NSERC, Canada; NRC, Canada; CFI, Canada; CERN; CONICYT, Chile; CAS, China; MOST, China; NSFC, China; COLCIENCIAS, Colombia; MSMT CR, Czech Republic; MPO CR, Czech Republic; VSC CR, Czech Republic; DNRF, Denmark; DNSRC, Denmark; IN2P3-CNRS, France; CEA-DRF/IRFU, France; SRNSFG, Georgia; BMBF, Germany; HGF, Germany; MPG, Germany; GSRT, Greece; RGC, China; Hong Kong SAR, China; ISF, Israel; I-CORE, Israel; Benoziyo Center, Israel; INFN, Italy; MEXT, Japan; JSPS, Japan; CNRST, Morocco; NWO, Netherlands; RCN, Norway; MNiSW, Poland; NCN, Poland; FCT, Portugal; MNE/IFA, Romania; MES of Russia; NRC KI, Russian Federation; JINR; MESTD, Serbia; MSSR, Slovakia; ARRS , Slovenia; MIZS, Slovenia; DST/NRF, South Africa; MINECO, Spain; SRC, Sweden; Wallenberg Foundation, Sweden; SERI, Switzerland; SNSF, Switzerland; Cantons of Bern, Switzerland; Geneva, Switzerland; MOST, Taiwan; TAEK, Turkey; STFC, United Kingdom; DOE, United States of America; NSF, United States of America; BCKDF; Canada Council; CANARIE; CRC, Compute Canada; FQRNT; Ontario Innovation Trust, Canada; EPLANET; ERC; ERDF; FP7, Horizon and Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions; European Union; Investissements d'Avenir Labex and Idex, France; ANR, France; Region Auvergne, France; Fondation Partager le Savoir, France; DFG, Germany; AvH Foundation, Germany; Herakleitos, Thales; EU-ESF; Greek NSRF; BSF, Israel; GIF, Israel; Minerva, Israel; BRF, Norway; CERCA Programme Generalitat de Catalunya, Spain; Generalitat Valenciana, Spain; Royal Society and Leverhulme Trust, United Kingdom; ATLAS Tier-1 facilities at TRIUMF (Canada); NDGF (Denmark, Norway, Sweden); CC-IN2P3 (France); KIT/GridKA (Germany); INFN-CNAF (Italy); NL-T1 (Netherlands); PIC (Spain); ASGC (Taiwan); RAL (UK); BNL (USA)