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Search for the Higgs boson produced in association with a W boson and decaying to four b-quarks via two spin-zero particles in pp collisions at 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics. Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, The Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmo Particle Physics (OKC).
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics. Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, The Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmo Particle Physics (OKC).
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics. Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, The Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmo Particle Physics (OKC).
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics. Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, The Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmo Particle Physics (OKC).
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2016 (English)In: European Physical Journal C, ISSN 1434-6044, E-ISSN 1434-6052, Vol. 76, no 11, 605Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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This paper presents a dedicated search for exotic decays of the Higgs boson to a pair of new spin-zero particles, H -> aa, where the particle a decays to b-quarks and has a mass in the range of 20-60 GeV. The search is performed in events where the Higgs boson is produced in associationwith aW boson, giving rise to a signature of a lepton (electron or muon), missing transverse momentum, and multiple jets from b-quark decays. The analysis is based on the full dataset of pp collisions at root s = 13 TeV recorded in 2015 by theATLAS detector at theCERNLargeHadron Collider, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3.2 fb(-1). No significant excess of events above the Standard Model prediction is observed, and a 95% confidence-level upper limit is derived for the product of the production cross section for pp -> WH times the branching ratio for the decay H -> aa -> 4b. The upper limit ranges from 6.2 pb for an a-boson mass m(a) = 20 GeV to 1.5 pb for m(a) = 60 GeV.

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2016. Vol. 76, no 11, 605
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-143865DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-016-4418-9ISI: 000399826900001PubMedID: 28316494OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-143865DiVA: diva2:1105662
Available from: 2017-06-05 Created: 2017-06-05 Last updated: 2017-06-05Bibliographically approved

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Abulaiti, YimingÅkerstedt, HenrikÅsman, BarbroBendtz, KatarinaBertoli, GabrieleBessidskaia Bylund, OlgaBohm, ChristianClément, ChristopheCribbs, Wayne A.Hellman, StenJon-And, KerstinLundberg, OlofMilstead, David A.Moa, TorbjörnMolander, SimonPani, PriscillaPöttgen, RuthRossetti, ValerioShaikh, Nabila W.Shcherbakova, AnnaSilverstein, Samuel B.Sjölin, JörgenStrandberg, SaraUghetto, MichaëlValdes Santurio, EduardoWallängen, Veronica
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