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Title: Search for the standard model Higgs boson produced through vector boson fusion and decaying to bb ¯
Authors: Khachatryan, V
Sirunyan, AM
Tumasyan, A
Adam, W
Asilar, E
Bergauer, T
Brandstetter, J
Brondolin, E
Dragicevic, M
Erö, J
Flechl, M
Friedl, M
Frühwirth, R
Ghete, VM
Hartl, C
Hörmann, N
Hrubec, J
Jeitler, M
Knünz, V
König, A
Krammer, M
Krätschmer, I
Liko, D
Matsushita, T
Mikulec, I
Rabady, D
Rahbaran, B
Rohringer, H
Schieck, J
Schöfbeck, R
Strauss, J
Treberer-Treberspurg, W
Waltenberger, W
Wulz, CE
Mossolov, V
Shumeiko, N
Suarez Gonzalez, J
Alderweireldt, S
Cornelis, T
De Wolf, EA
Janssen, X
Knutsson, A
Lauwers, J
Luyckx, S
Ochesanu, S
Rougny, R
Van De Klundert, M
Van Haevermaet, H
Van Mechelen, P
Van Remortel, N
Van Spilbeeck, A
Abu Zeid, S
Blekman, F
D'Hondt, J
Daci, N
De Bruyn, I
Deroover, K
Heracleous, N
Keaveney, J
Lowette, S
Moreels, L
Olbrechts, A
Python, Q
Strom, D
Tavernier, S
Van Doninck, W
Van Mulders, P
Van Onsem, GP
Van Parijs, I
Barria, P
Caillol, C
Clerbaux, B
De Lentdecker, G
Delannoy, H
Dobur, D
Fasanella, G
Favart, L
Gay, APR
Grebenyuk, A
Lenzi, T
Léonard, A
Maerschalk, T
Marinov, A
Mohammadi, A
Perniè, L
Randle-Conde, A
Reis, T
Seva, T
Vander Velde, C
Vanlaer, P
Yonamine, R
Zenoni, F
Zhang, F
Beernaert, K
Benucci, L
Cimmino, A
Crucy, S
Fagot, A
Garcia, G
Gul, M
Keywords: CMS;Physics;Higgs;Proton-proton collisions
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: American Physical Society
Citation: Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 92(3): 032008, (2015)
Abstract: A first search is reported for a standard model Higgs boson (H) that is produced through vector boson fusion and decays to a bottom-quark pair. Two data samples, corresponding to integrated luminosities of 19.8fb-1 and 18.3fb-1 of proton-proton collisions at s=8TeV were selected for this channel at the CERN LHC. The observed significance in these data samples for a H→bb¯ signal at a mass of 125 GeV is 2.2 standard deviations, while the expected significance is 0.8 standard deviations. The fitted signal strength μ=σ/σSM=2.8-1.4+1.6. The combination of this result with other CMS searches for the Higgs boson decaying to a b-quark pair yields a signal strength of 1.0±0.4, corresponding to a signal significance of 2.6 standard deviations for a Higgs boson mass of 125 GeV.
URI: http://journals.aps.org/prd/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevD.92.032008
http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/11404
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.92.032008
ISSN: 1550-7998
1550-2368
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