Search for Higgs boson pair production in the..WW * channel using pp collision data recorded at v s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector


Aaboud M., Aad G., Abbott B., Abdinov O., Abeloos B., Abhayasinghe D. K. , ...More

EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL C, vol.78, no.12, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 78 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-018-6457-x
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL C

Abstract

Searches for non- resonant and resonant Higgs boson pair production are performed in the..WW * channel with the final state of.. .j j using 36.1 fb - 1 of protonpv roton collision data recorded at a centre- of- mass energy of s = 13 TeV by the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. No significant deviation from the Standard Model prediction is observed. A 95% confidence- level observed upper limit of 7.7 pb is set on the cross section for nonresonant production, while the expected limit is 5.4 pb. A search for a narrow- width resonance X decaying to a pair of Standard Model Higgs bosons HH is performed with the same set of data, and the observed upper limits on s( pp. X) x B( X. HH) range between 40.0 and 6.1 pb for masses of the resonance between 260 and 500GeV, while the expected limits range between 17.6 and 4.4 pb. When deriving the limits above, the StandardModel branching ratios of the H... and H. WW * are assumed.