Cross-section measurements of the Higgs boson decaying into a pair of τ-leptons in proton-proton collisions at √s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

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). Cross-section measurements of the Higgs boson decaying into a pair of τ-leptons in proton-proton collisions at √s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector. Physical review. D - particles, fields, gravitation, and cosmology, 99(7) American Physical Society 10.1103/PhysRevD.99.072001

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A measurement of production cross sections of the Higgs boson in proton-proton collisions is presented in the H→ττ decay channel. The analysis is performed using 36.1  fb−1 of data recorded by the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at a center-of-mass energy of √s=13  TeV. All combinations of leptonic (τ→ℓv¯v with ℓ=e,μ) and hadronic (τ→hadrons v) τ decays are considered. The H→ττ signal over the expected background from other Standard Model processes is established with an observed (expected) significance of 4.4 (4.1) standard deviations. Combined with results obtained using data taken at 7 and 8 TeV center-of-mass energies, the observed (expected) significance amounts to 6.4 (5.4) standard deviations and constitutes an observation of H→ττ decays. Using the data taken at √s=13  TeV, the total cross section in the H→ττ decay channel is measured to be 3.77+0.60−0.59 (stat) +0.87−0.74 (syst)  pb, for a Higgs boson of mass 125 GeV assuming the relative contributions of its production modes as predicted by the Standard Model. Total cross sections in the H→ττ decay channel are determined separately for vector-boson-fusion production and gluon-gluon-fusion production to be σVBFH→ττ=0.28±0.09 (stat) +0.11−0.09 (syst)  pb and σggFH→ττ=3.1±1.0 (stat) +1.6−1.3 (syst)  pb, respectively. Similarly, results of a fit are reported in the framework of simplified template cross sections. All measurements are in agreement with Standard Model expectations.

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:

1550-7998

Publisher:

American Physical Society

Language:

English

Submitter:

BORIS Import LHEP

Date Deposited:

18 Jun 2020 12:00

Last Modified:

20 Jun 2020 15:28

Publisher DOI:

10.1103/PhysRevD.99.072001

Additional Information:

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

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.143624

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/143624

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