Search for a massive resonance decaying into a Higgs boson and a W or Z boson in hadronic final states in proton-proton collisions at √s = 8 TeV
Author(s)Apyan, Aram; Barbieri, Richard Alexander; Baty, Austin Alan; Bierwagen, Katharina; Brandt, Stephanie Akemi; Busza, Wit; Cali, Ivan Amos; Di Matteo, Leonardo; Gomez-Ceballos, Guillelmo; Goncharov, Maxim; Gulhan, Doga Can; Klute, Markus; Lai, Yue Shi; Levin, Andrew Michael; Luckey Jr, P David; McGinn, Christopher Francis; Niu, Xinmei; Paus, Christoph M. E.; Ralph, Duncan Kelley; Roland, Christof E; Roland, Gunther M; Stephans, George S. F.; Sumorok, Konstanty C; Varma, Mukund Madhav; Velicanu, Dragos Alexandru; Veverka, Jan; Wang, J.; Wyslouch, Boleslaw; Yang, Mingming; Wyslouch, Victoria; Lee, Yen-Jie; ... Show more Show less
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A search for a massive resonance decaying into a standard-model-like Higgs boson (H) and a W or Z boson is reported. The analysis is performed on a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 fb[superscript -1], collected in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 8TeV with the CMS detector at the LHC. Signal events, in which the decay products of Higgs, W, or Z bosons at high Lorentz boost are contained within single reconstructed jets, are identified using jet substructure techniques, including the tagging of b hadrons. This is the first search for heavy resonances decaying into HW or HZ resulting in an all-jet final state, as well as the first application of jet substructure techniques to identify H→ WW*→ 4q decays at high Lorentz boost. No significant signal is observed and limits are set at 95% confidence level on the production cross sections of W’ and Z’ in a model with mass-degenerate charged and neutral spin-1 resonances. Resonance masses are excluded for W' in the interval [1.0, 1.6]TeV, for Z0 in the intervals [1.0, 1.1] and [1.3, 1.5]TeV, and for mass-degenerate W0 and Z’ in the interval [1.0, 1.7]TeV.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Laboratory for Nuclear Science
Journal of High Energy Physics
The CMS collaboration, et al. “Search for a Massive Resonance Decaying into a Higgs Boson and a W or Z Boson in Hadronic Final States in Proton-Proton Collisions at √s =8 $$ TeV.” Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2016, no. 2, Feb. 2016. © CERN, for the benefit of the CMS Collaboration.
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