Search for Higgs boson pair production in the WW(*)WW(*) decay channel using ATLAS data recorded at √s = 13 TeV

Miucci, Antonio; Merlassino, Claudia; Haug, Sigve; Weber, Michael; Anders, John Kenneth; Beck, Hans Peter; Ereditato, Antonio; Mullier, Geoffrey André Adrien; Rimoldi, Marco; Weston, Thomas Daniel (2019). Search for Higgs boson pair production in the WW(*)WW(*) decay channel using ATLAS data recorded at √s = 13 TeV. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2019(5), p. 124. Springer 10.1007/JHEP05(2019)124

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A search for a pair of neutral, scalar bosons with each decaying into two W bosons is presented using 36.1 fb−1 of proton-proton collision data at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV recorded with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. This search uses three production models: non-resonant and resonant Higgs boson pair production and resonant production of a pair of heavy scalar particles. Three final states, classified by the number of leptons, are analysed: two same-sign leptons, three leptons, and four leptons. No significant excess over the expected Standard Model backgrounds is observed. An observed (expected) 95% confidence-level upper limit of 160 (120) times the Standard Model prediction of non-resonant Higgs boson pair production cross-section is set from a combined analysis of the three final states. Upper limits are set on the production cross-section times branching ratio of a heavy scalar X decaying into a Higgs boson pair in the mass range of 260 GeV ≤ mX ≤ 500 GeV and the observed (expected) limits range from 9.3 (10) pb to 2.8 (2.6) pb. Upper limits are set on the production cross-section times branching ratio of a heavy scalar X decaying into a pair of heavy scalars S for mass ranges of 280 GeV ≤ mX ≤ 340 GeV and 135 GeV ≤ mS ≤ 165 GeV and the observed (expected) limits range from 2.5 (2.5) pb to 0.16 (0.17) pb.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

10 Strategic Research Centers > Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics (AEC)
08 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute > Laboratory for High Energy Physics (LHEP)

UniBE Contributor:

Miucci, Antonio; Merlassino, Claudia; Haug, Sigve; Weber, Michael; Anders, John Kenneth; Beck, Hans Peter; Ereditato, Antonio; Mullier, Geoffrey André Adrien; Rimoldi, Marco and Weston, Thomas Daniel

Subjects:

500 Science > 530 Physics

ISSN:

1029-8479

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

BORIS Import LHEP

Date Deposited:

16 Jun 2020 15:51

Last Modified:

16 Jun 2020 16:00

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/JHEP05(2019)124

Additional Information:

Kollaboration - Es sind nur die Berner Autoren namentlich erwaehnt; ATLAS collaboration

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.143623

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/143623

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