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Search for a Higgs boson decaying into a Z and a photon in pp collisions at √s = 7 and 8 TeV

Chatrchyan, S. and Apresyan, A. and Bornheim, A. and Bunn, J. and Chen, Y. and Di Marco, E. and Duarte, J. and Kcira, D. and Ma, Y. and Mott, A. and Newman, H. B. and Rogan, C. and Spiropulu, M. and Timciuc, V. and Veverka, J. and Wilkinson, R. and Xie, S. and Zhu, R. Y. and Dias, F. A. and Dubinin, M. (2013) Search for a Higgs boson decaying into a Z and a photon in pp collisions at √s = 7 and 8 TeV. Physics Letters B, 726 (4-5). pp. 587-609. ISSN 0370-2693. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20140123-092022733

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Abstract

A search for a Higgs boson decaying into a Z boson and a photon is described. The analysis is performed using proton–proton collision datasets recorded by the CMS detector at the LHC. Events were collected at center-of-mass energies of 7 TeV and 8 TeV, corresponding to integrated luminosities of 5.0 fb^(−1) and 19.6 fb^(−1), respectively. The selected events are required to have opposite-sign electron or muon pairs. No excess above standard model predictions has been found in the 120–160 GeV mass range and the first limits on the Higgs boson production cross section times the H→Zγ branching fraction at the LHC have been derived. The observed at 95% confidence level limits are between about 4 and 25 times the standard model cross section times the branching fraction. For a standard model Higgs boson mass of 125 GeV the expected limit at the 95% confidence level is 10 and the observed limit is 9.5. Models predicting the Higgs boson production cross section times the H→Zγ branching fraction to be larger than one order of magnitude of the standard model prediction are excluded for most of the 125–157 GeV mass range.


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http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0370269313007880PublisherArticle
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Additional Information:© 2013 CERN. Published by Elsevier B. V. Received 21 July 2013. Received in revised form 10 September 2013. Accepted 25 September 2013. Available online 2 October 2013. Editor: M. Doser. This article is published Open Access at sciencedirect.com. It is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 3.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original authors and source are credited. We congratulate our colleagues in the CERN accelerator departments for the excellent performance of the LHC and thank the technical and administrative staffs at CERN and at other CMS institutes for their contributions to the success of the CMS effort. In addition, we gratefully acknowledge the computing centres and personnel of the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid for delivering so effectively the computing infrastructure essential to our analyses. Finally, we acknowledge the enduring support for the construction and operation of the LHC and the CMS detector provided by the following funding agencies: BMWF and FWF (Austria); FNRS and FWO (Belgium); CNPq, CAPES, FAPERJ, and FAPESP (Brazil); MES (Bulgaria); CERN; CAS, MoST, and NSFC (China); COLCIENCIAS (Colombia); MSES (Croatia); RPF (Cyprus); MoER, SF0690030s09 and ERDF (Estonia); Academy of Finland, MEC, and HIP (Finland); CEA and CNRS/IN2P3 (France); BMBF, DFG, and HGF (Germany); GSRT (Greece); OTKA and NKTH (Hungary); DAE and DST (India); IPM (Iran); SFI (Ireland); INFN (Italy); NRF and WCU (Republic of Korea); LAS (Lithuania); CINVESTAV, CONACYT, SEP, and UASLP-FAI (Mexico); MBIE (New Zealand); PAEC (Pakistan); MSHE and NSC (Poland); FCT (Portugal); JINR (Dubna); MON, RosAtom, RAS and RFBR (Russia); MESTD (Serbia); SEIDI and CPAN (Spain); Swiss Funding Agencies (Switzerland); NSC (Taipei); ThEPCenter, IPST, STAR and NSTDA (Thailand); TUBITAK and TAEK (Turkey); NASU (Ukraine); STFC (United Kingdom); DOE and NSF (USA).
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FAPERJ (Brazil)UNSPECIFIED
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MES (Bulgaria)UNSPECIFIED
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COLCIENCIAS (Colombia)UNSPECIFIED
MSES (Croatia)UNSPECIFIED
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Academy of FinlandUNSPECIFIED
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BMBF (Germany)UNSPECIFIED
DFG (Germany)UNSPECIFIED
HGF (Germany)UNSPECIFIED
GSRT (Greece)UNSPECIFIED
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IPM (Iran)UNSPECIFIED
SFI (Ireland)UNSPECIFIED
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SEP (Mexico)UNSPECIFIED
UASLP-FAI (Mexico)UNSPECIFIED
MBIE (New Zealand)UNSPECIFIED
PAEC (Pakistan)UNSPECIFIED
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JINR (Dubna)UNSPECIFIED
MONUNSPECIFIED
RosAtom UNSPECIFIED
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MESTD (Serbia)UNSPECIFIED
SEIDI and CPAN (Spain)UNSPECIFIED
Swiss Funding Agencies (Switzerland)UNSPECIFIED
NSC (Taipei)UNSPECIFIED
ThEPCenterUNSPECIFIED
IPST (Thailand)UNSPECIFIED
STAR and NSTDA (Thailand)UNSPECIFIED
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Subject Keywords: CMS; Physics; Higgs
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Official Citation:CMS Collaboration, Search for a Higgs boson decaying into a Z and a photon in pp collisions at, Physics Letters B, Volume 726, Issues 4–5, 4 November 2013, Pages 587-609, ISSN 0370-2693, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2013.09.057. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0370269313007880)
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