Search for the standard model Higgs boson produced in association with top quarks and decaying into bb¯ pair in pp collisions at √s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

Allbrooke, B M M, Asquith, L, Cerri, A, Chavez Barajas, C A, De Santo, A, Salvatore, F, Santoyo Castillo, I, Suruliz, K, Sutton, M R, Vivarelli, I and The ATLAS Collaboration, (2018) Search for the standard model Higgs boson produced in association with top quarks and decaying into bb¯ pair in pp collisions at √s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector. Physical Review D, 97 (7). ISSN 2470-0010

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Abstract

A search for the standard model Higgs boson produced in association with a top-quark pair, t¯tH, is presented. The analysis uses 36.1 fb−1 of pp collision data at √s=13 TeV collected with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider in 2015 and 2016. The search targets the H → b¯b decay mode. The selected events contain either one or two electrons or muons from the top-quark decays, and are then categorized according to the number of jets and how likely these are to contain b-hadrons. Multivariate techniques are used to discriminate between signal and background events, the latter being dominated by t¯t + jets production. For a Higgs boson mass of 125 GeV, the ratio of the measured t¯tH signal cross-section to the standard model expectation is found to be μ = 0.84 +0.64−0.61. A value of μ greater than 2.0 is excluded at 95% confidence level (C.L.) while the expected upper limit is μ < 1.2 in the absence of a t¯tH signal.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Research Centres and Groups: Experimental Particle Physics Research Group
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
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Depositing User: Billy Wichaidit
Date Deposited: 25 May 2018 08:02
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2018 13:37
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/76099

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