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Search for the Standard Model Higgs Boson in the Decay Channel H → ZZ → 4l in pp Collisions at √s=7 TeV

Chatrchyan, S. and Apresyan, A. and Bornheim, A. and Bunn, J. and Chen, Y. and Gataullin, M. and Ma, Y. and Mott, A. and Newman, H. B. and Rogan, C. and Shin, K. and Timciuc, V. and Traczyk, P. and Veverka, J. and Wilkinson, R. and Yang, Y. and Zhu, R. Y. and Spiropulu, M. and Dubinin, M. and Di Marco, E. and Duarte, J. (2012) Search for the Standard Model Higgs Boson in the Decay Channel H → ZZ → 4l in pp Collisions at √s=7 TeV. Physical Review Letters, 108 (11). Art. No. 111804. ISSN 0031-9007. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20120417-112906934

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Abstract

A search for a Higgs boson in the four-lepton decay channel H→ZZ, with each Z boson decaying to an electron or muon pair, is reported. The search covers Higgs boson mass hypotheses in the range of 110<m_H<600  GeV. The analysis uses data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 4.7  fb^(-1) recorded by the CMS detector in pp collisions at √s=7  TeV from the LHC. Seventy-two events are observed with four-lepton invariant mass m_(4ℓ)>100  GeV (with 13 below 160 GeV), while 67.1±6.0 (9.5±1.3) events are expected from background. The four-lepton mass distribution is consistent with the expectation of standard model background production of ZZ pairs. Upper limits at 95% confidence level exclude the standard model Higgs boson in the ranges of 134–158 GeV, 180–305 GeV, and 340–465 GeV. Small excesses of events are observed around masses of 119, 126, and 320 GeV, making the observed limits weaker than expected in the absence of a signal.


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Apresyan, A.0000-0002-6186-0130
Bornheim, A.0000-0002-0128-0871
Bunn, J.0000-0002-3798-298X
Chen, Y.0000-0003-2582-6469
Newman, H. B.0000-0003-0964-1480
Rogan, C.0000-0002-4166-4503
Zhu, R. Y.0000-0003-3091-7461
Spiropulu, M.0000-0001-8172-7081
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Classification Code:PACS: 14.80.Bn, 12.15.Ji, 13.38.Dg, 13.85.Qk
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Official Citation:Search for the Standard Model Higgs Boson in the Decay Channel H→ZZ→4l in pp Collisions at √s=7  TeV S. Chatrchyan et al. (CMS Collaboration) Published 13 March 2012 (17 pages) 111804
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