Search for the Standard Model Higgs boson in the decay channel H→ZZ(*)→4ℓ with 4.8 fb[superscript -1] of pp collision data at √s = 7 TeV with ATLAS
Author(s)Taylor, Frank E.
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This Letter presents a search for the Standard Model Higgs boson in the decay channel H→ZZ(*)→ℓ[superscript +]ℓ[superscript −]ℓ′[superscript +]ℓ′[superscript −], where ℓ,ℓ′ = e or μ, using proton–proton collisions at √s = 7 TeV recorded with the ATLAS detector and corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 4.8 fb[superscript −1]. The four-lepton invariant mass distribution is compared with Standard Model background expectations to derive upper limits on the cross section of a Standard Model Higgs boson with a mass between 110 GeV and 600 GeV. The mass ranges 134–156 GeV, 182–233 GeV, 256–265 GeV and 268–415 GeV are excluded at the 95% confidence level. The largest upward deviations from the background-only hypothesis are observed for Higgs boson masses of 125 GeV, 244 GeV and 500 GeV with local significances of 2.1, 2.2 and 2.1 standard deviations, respectively. Once the look-elsewhere effect is considered, none of these excesses are significant.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics
Physics Letters B
Aad, G., B. Abbott, J. Abdallah, S. Abdel Khalek, A.A. Abdelalim, A. Abdesselam, O. Abdinov, et al. “Search for the Standard Model Higgs Boson in the Decay Channel H→ZZ(*)→4ℓ with 4.8 fb[superscript -1] of Pp Collision Data at √s = 7 TeV with ATLAS.” Physics Letters B 710, no. 3 (April 2012): 383–402. © 2012 CERN
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