Search for t(t)over-barH production in the H -> b(b)over-bar decay channel with leptonic t(t)over-bar decays in proton-proton collisions at root s=13 TeV

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The CMS Collaboration , Sirunyan , A M , Eerola , P , Kirschenmann , H , Pekkanen , J , Voutilainen , M , Havukainen , J , Heikkilä , J K , Järvinen , T , Karimäki , V , Kinnunen , R , Lampén , T , Lassila-Perini , K , Laurila , S , Lehti , S , Lindén , T , Luukka , P , Mäenpää , T , Siikonen , H , Tuominen , E , Tuominiemi , J & Tuuva , T 2019 , ' Search for t(t)over-barH production in the H - > b(b)over-bar decay channel with leptonic t(t)over-bar decays in proton-proton collisions at root s=13 TeV ' , Journal of High Energy Physics , vol. 2019 , no. 3 , 026 . https://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP03(2019)026

Title: Search for t(t)over-barH production in the H -> b(b)over-bar decay channel with leptonic t(t)over-bar decays in proton-proton collisions at root s=13 TeV
Author: The CMS collaboration; Sirunyan, A. M.; Eerola, P.; Kirschenmann, H.; Pekkanen, J.; Voutilainen, M.; Havukainen, J.; Heikkilä, J. K.; Järvinen, T.; Karimäki, V.; Kinnunen, R.; Lampén, T.; Lassila-Perini, K.; Laurila, S.; Lehti, S.; Lindén, T.; Luukka, P.; Mäenpää, T.; Siikonen, H.; Tuominen, E.; Tuominiemi, J.; Tuuva, T.
Contributor organization: Department of Physics
Helsinki Institute of Physics
Date: 2019-03-05
Language: eng
Number of pages: 62
Belongs to series: Journal of High Energy Physics
ISSN: 1029-8479
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP03(2019)026
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/300486
Abstract: A search has been performed for heavy resonances decaying to ZZ or ZW in 2l2q final states, with two charged leptons (l = e, mu) produced by the decay of a Z boson, and two quarks produced by the decay of a W or Z boson. The analysis is sensitive to resonances with masses in the range from 400 to 4500 GeV. Two categories are defined based on the merged or resolved reconstruction of the hadronically decaying vector boson, optimized for high- and low-mass resonances, respectively. The search is based on data collected during 2016 by the CMS experiment at the LHC in proton-proton collisions with a center-of-mass energy of root s = 13 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9 fb(-1). No excess is observed in the data above the standard model background expectation. Upper limits on the production cross section of heavy, narrow spin-1 and spin-2 resonances are derived as a function of the resonance mass, and exclusion limits on the production of W' bosons and bulk graviton particles are calculated in the framework of the heavy vector triplet model and warped extra dimensions, respectively.A search has been performed for heavy resonances decaying to ZZ or ZW in 2l2q final states, with two charged leptons (l = e, mu) produced by the decay of a Z boson, and two quarks produced by the decay of a W or Z boson. The analysis is sensitive to resonances with masses in the range from 400 to 4500 GeV. Two categories are defined based on the merged or resolved reconstruction of the hadronically decaying vector boson, optimized for high- and low-mass resonances, respectively. The search is based on data collected during 2016 by the CMS experiment at the LHC in proton-proton collisions with a center-of-mass energy of root s = 13 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9 fb(-1). No excess is observed in the data above the standard model background expectation. Upper limits on the production cross section of heavy, narrow spin-1 and spin-2 resonances are derived as a function of the resonance mass, and exclusion limits on the production of W' bosons and bulk graviton particles are calculated in the framework of the heavy vector triplet model and warped extra dimensions, respectively.A search is presented for the associated production of a standard model Higgs boson with a top quark-antiquark pair (ttH), in which the Higgs boson decays into a b quark-antiquark pair, in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy =13 TeV. The data correspond to an integrated luminosity of 35.9 fb(-1) recorded with the CMS detector at the CERN LHC. Candidate ttH events are selected that contain either one or two electrons or muons from the t decays and are categorised according to the number of jets. Multivariate techniques are employed to further classify the events and eventually discriminate between signal and background. The results are characterised by an observed tH signal strength relative to the standard model cross section, = sigma/sigma(SM), under the assumption of a Higgs boson mass of 125 GeV. A combined fit of multivariate discriminant distributions in all categories results in an observed (expected) upper limit on of 1.5 (0.9) at 95% confidence level, and a best fit value of 0.72 +/- 0.24(stat) +/- 0.38(syst), corresponding to an observed (expected) signal significance of 1.6 (2.2) standard deviations above the background-only hypothesis.
Subject: 114 Physical sciences
Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments)
Higgs physics
Top physics
HIGGS-BOSON
PAIR PRODUCTION
ATLAS DETECTOR
CMS EXPERIMENT
CROSS-SECTION
PP COLLISIONS
FINAL-STATES
MASS
PARTICLE
MODEL
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Rights: cc_by
Usage restriction: openAccess
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