Measurement of fiducial differential cross sections of gluon-fusion production of Higgs bosons decaying to WW*-> e nu mu nu with the ATLAS detector at root 2=8 TeV


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Aad G., Abbott B., Abdallah J., Abdinov O., Abeloos B., Aben R., ...More

JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS, vol.2016, no.8, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2016 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/jhep08(2016)104
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments), PARTON DISTRIBUTIONS, BROKEN SYMMETRIES
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No

Abstract

This paper describes a measurement of fiducial and differential cross sections of gluon-fusion Higgs boson production in the H -> W W (au)-> e nu mu nu channel, using 20.3 fb(-1) of proton-proton collision data. The data were produced at a centre-of-mass energy of TeV at the CERN Large Hadron Collider and recorded by the ATLAS detector in 2012. Cross sections are measured from the observed H -> W W (au)-> e nu mu nu signal yield in categories distinguished by the number of associated jets. The total cross section is measured in a fiducial region defined by the kinematic properties of the charged leptons and neutrinos. Differential cross sections are reported as a function of the number of jets, the Higgs boson transverse momentum, the dilepton rapidity, and the transverse momentum of the leading jet. The jet-veto efficiency, or fraction of events with no jets above a given transverse momentum threshold, is also reported. All measurements are compared to QCD predictions from Monte Carlo generators and fixed-order calculations, and are in agreement with the Standard Model predictions.