Search for the standard model Higgs boson in ℓν+jets final states in 9.7 fb(−1) of pp-bar collisions with the D0 detector
Baringer, Philip S.
Clutter, Justace Randall
Wilson, Graham Wallace
Abazov, V. M.
Acharya, B. S.
Alexeev, G. D.
American Physical Society
Scholarly/refereed, publisher version
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We present, in detail, a search for the standard model Higgs boson, H, in final states with a charged lepton (electron or muon), missing energy, and two or more jets in data corresponding to 9.7 fb(−1) of integrated luminosity collected at a center-of-mass energy of s√=1.96 TeV with the D0 detector at the Fermilab Tevatron pp-bar Collider. The search uses b-jet identification to categorize events for improved signal versus background separation and is sensitive to associated production of the H with a W boson, WH→ℓνbb-bar; gluon fusion with the Higgs decaying to W-boson pairs, H→WW→ℓνjj; and associated production with a vector boson where the Higgs decays to W-boson pairs, VH→VWW→ℓνjjjj production (where V=W or Z). We observe good agreement between data and expected background. We test our method by measuring WZ and ZZ production with Z→bb-bar and find production rates consistent with the standard model prediction. For a Higgs boson mass of 125 GeV, we set a 95% C.L. upper limit on the production of a standard model Higgs boson of 5.8×σSM, where σSM is the standard model Higgs boson production cross section, while the expected limit is 4.7×σ(SM). We also interpret the data considering models with fourth generation fermions, or a fermiophobic Higgs boson.
This is the publisher's version, also available electronically from http://journals.aps.org/prd/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevD.88.052008.
V. M. Abazov et al. (D0 Collaboration). (2013). "Search for the standard model Higgs boson in ℓν+jets final states in 9.7 fb(−1) of pp-bar collisions with the D0 detector." Physical Review D, 88(5):052008. http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.88.052008.
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