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Search for the standard model Higgs boson produced through vector boson fusion and decaying to bb¯

Khachatryan, V. and Anderson, D. and Apresyan, A. and Bornheim, A. and Bunn, J. and Chen, Y. and Duarte, J. and Mott, A. and Newman, H. B. and Pena, C. and Pierini, M. and Spiropulu, M. and Vlimant, J. R. and Xie, S. and Zhu, R. Y. and Dubinin, M. (2015) Search for the standard model Higgs boson produced through vector boson fusion and decaying to bb¯. Physical Review D, 92 (3). Art. No. 032008. ISSN 0556-2821. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20151104-081317098

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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 19.8  fb^(−1) and 18.3  fb^(−1) of proton-proton collisions at s√=8  TeV 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/σ_(SM)=2.8^(+1.6)_(−1.4). 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.


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Belgian Federal Science Policy OfficeUNSPECIFIED
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Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MEYS) of Czech RepublicUNSPECIFIED
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Official Citation:Search for the standard model Higgs boson produced through vector boson fusion and decaying to bb¯ V. Khachatryan et al. (CMS Collaboration) Phys. Rev. D 92, 032008 (2015) – Published 27 August 2015
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