Search for heavy resonances decaying into a W or Z boson and a Higgs boson in final states with leptons and b-jets in 36fb-1 of √s=13 TeV pp collisions 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 heavy resonances decaying into a W or Z boson and a Higgs boson in final states with leptons and b-jets in 36fb-1 of √s=13 TeV pp collisions with the ATLAS detector. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2018 (174). ISSN 1126-6708

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Abstract

A search is conducted for new resonances decaying into a W or Z boson and a 125 GeV Higgs boson in the νν¯bb¯, ℓ±νbb¯, and ℓ+ℓ−bb¯ final states, where ℓ± = e± or μ±, in pp collisions at √s=13 TeV. The data used correspond to a total integrated luminosity of 36.1 fb−1 collected with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider during the 2015 and 2016 data-taking periods. The search is conducted by examining the reconstructed invariant or transverse mass distributions of W h and Zh candidates for evidence of a localised excess in the mass range of 220 GeV up to 5 TeV. No significant excess is observed and the results are interpreted in terms of constraints on the production cross-section times branching fraction of heavy W ′ and Z′ resonances in heavy-vector-triplet models and the CP-odd scalar boson A in two-Higgs-doublet models. Upper limits are placed at the 95% confidence level and range between 9.0 × 10−4 pb and 7.3 × 10−1 pb depending on the model and mass of the resonance.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
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Depositing User: Billy Wichaidit
Date Deposited: 29 May 2018 12:02
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2019 15:33
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/76141

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