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Title: Search for heavy resonances decaying into a vector boson and a Higgs boson in final states with charged leptons, neutrinos, and b quarks
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
König, A
Krätschmer, I
Liko, D
Matsushita, T
Mikulec, I
Rabady, D
Rad, N
Rahbaran, B
Rohringer, H
Schieck, J
Strauss, J
Waltenberger, W
Wulz, CE
Dvornikov, O
Makarenko, V
Zykunov, V
Mossolov, V
Shumeiko, N
Suarez Gonzalez, J
Alderweireldt, S
De Wolf, EA
Janssen, X
Lauwers, J
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
Lowette, S
Moortgat, S
Moreels, L
Olbrechts, A
Python, Q
Tavernier, S
Van Doninck, W
Van Mulders, P
Van Parijs, I
Brun, H
Clerbaux, B
De Lentdecker, G
Delannoy, H
Fasanella, G
Favart, L
Goldouzian, R
Grebenyuk, A
Karapostoli, G
Lenzi, T
Léonard, A
Luetic, J
Maerschalk, T
Marinov, A
Randle-conde, A
Seva, T
Vander Velde, C
Vanlaer, P
Yonamine, R
Zenoni, F
Zhang, F
Cimmino, A
Cornelis, T
Dobur, D
Fagot, A
Garcia, G
Gul, M
Poyraz, D
Salva, S
Schöfbeck, R
Sharma, A
Tytgat, M
Van Driessche, W
Yazgan, E
Zaganidis, N
Bakhshiansohi, H
Beluffi, C
Bondu, O
Keywords: CMS;Physics;B2G;Diboson;VH;Semileptonic
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, 768: pp. 137 - 162, (2017)
Abstract: A search for heavy resonances decaying to a Higgs boson and a vector boson is presented. The analysis is performed using data samples collected in 2015 by the CMS experiment at the LHC in proton–proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV, corresponding to integrated luminosities of 2.2–2.5 fb−1. The search is performed in channels in which the vector boson decays into leptonic final states (Z→νν, W→ℓν, and Z→ℓℓ, with ℓ=e,μ), while the Higgs boson decays to collimated b quark pairs detected as a single massive jet. The discriminating power of a jet mass requirement and a b jet tagging algorithm are exploited to suppress the standard model backgrounds. The event yields observed in data are consistent with the background expectation. In the context of a theoretical model with a heavy vector triplet, a resonance with mass less than 2 TeV is excluded at 95% confidence level. The results are also interpreted in terms of limits on the parameters of the model, improving on the reach of previous searches.
URI: http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/14332
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2017.02.040
ISSN: 0370-2693
Appears in Collections:Dept of Electronic and Computer Engineering Research Papers

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