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Title: Search for heavy resonances that decay into a vector boson and a Higgs boson in hadronic final states at √s=13TeV
Authors: Sirunyan, AM
Tumasyan, A
Adam, W
Ambrogi, F
Asilar, E
Bergauer, T
Brandstetter, J
Brondolin, E
Dragicevic, M
Erö, J
Flechl, M
Friedl, M
Frühwirth, R
Ghete, VM
Grossmann, J
Hrubec, J
Jeitler, M
König, A
Krammer, N
Krätschmer, I
Liko, D
Madlener, T
Mikulec, I
Pree, E
Rabady, D
Rad, N
Rohringer, H
Schieck, J
Schöfbeck, R
Spanring, M
Spitzbart, D
Strauss, J
Waltenberger, W
Wittmann, J
Wulz, CE
Zarucki, M
Chekhovsky, V
Mossolov, V
Gonzalez, JS
De Wolf, EA
Di Croce, D
Janssen, X
Lauwers, J
Van Haevermaet, H
Van Mechelen, P
Van Remortel, N
Zeid, SA
Blekman, F
D Hondt, J
De Bruyn, I
De Clercq, J
Deroover, K
Flouris, G
Lontkovskyi, D
Lowette, S
Moortgat, S
Moreels, L
Olbrechts, A
Python, Q
Skovpen, K
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
Luetic, J
Maerschalk, T
Marinov, A
Randle-conde, A
Seva, T
Velde, CV
Vanlaer, P
Vannerom, D
Yonamine, R
Zenoni, F
Zhang, F
Cimmino, A
Cornelis, T
Dobur, D
Fagot, A
Gul, M
Khvastunov, I
Poyraz, D
Roskas, C
Salva, S
Tytgat, M
Verbeke, W
Zaganidis, N
Bakhshiansohi, H
Bondu, O
Brochet, S
Issue Date: 2017
Citation: European Physical Journal C, 2017, 77 (9)
Abstract: © 2017, CERN for the benefit of the CMS collaboration. A search for heavy resonances with masses above 1TeV, decaying to final states containing a vector boson and a Higgs boson, is presented. The search considers hadronic decays of the vector boson, and Higgs boson decays to b quarks. The decay products are highly boosted, and each collimated pair of quarks is reconstructed as a single, massive jet. The analysis is performed using a data sample collected in 2016 by the CMS experiment at the LHC in proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 13TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9fb-1. The data are consistent with the background expectation and are used to place limits on the parameters of a theoretical model with a heavy vector triplet. In the benchmark scenario with mass-degenerate W′ and Z ′ bosons decaying predominantly to pairs of standard model bosons, for the first time heavy resonances for masses as high as 3.3TeV are excluded at 95% confidence level, setting the most stringent constraints to date on such states decaying into a vector boson and a Higgs boson.
URI: http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/15419
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-017-5192-z
ISSN: 1434-6044
1434-6052
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