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Measurement of W+W− production and search for the Higgs Boson in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV


CMS Collaboration; Amsler, C; Chiochia, V; Favaro, C; Snoek, H; Verzetti, M; De Visscher, S; Aguiló, E; Schmitt, A; Otyugova, P; Storey, J; Ivova, M; Millan, B (2011). Measurement of W+W− production and search for the Higgs Boson in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV. Physics Letters B, 699(1-2):25-47.

Abstract

A measurement of WW production in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV and a search for the Higgs boson are reported. The WW candidates are selected in events with two leptons, either electrons or muons. The measurement is performed using LHC data recorded with the CMS detector, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 36 inverse picobarns. The pp to WW cross section is measured to be 41.1 +/- 15.3 (stat) +/- 5.8 (syst) +/- 4.5 (lumi) pb, consistent with the standard model prediction. Limits on WW gamma and WWZ anomalous triple gauge couplings are set. The search for the standard model Higgs boson in the WW decay mode does not reveal any evidence of excess above backgrounds. Limits are set on the production of the Higgs boson in the context of the standard model and in the presence of a sequential fourth family of fermions with high masses. In the latter context, a Higgs boson with mass between 144 and 207 GeV is ruled out at 95% confidence level.

A measurement of WW production in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV and a search for the Higgs boson are reported. The WW candidates are selected in events with two leptons, either electrons or muons. The measurement is performed using LHC data recorded with the CMS detector, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 36 inverse picobarns. The pp to WW cross section is measured to be 41.1 +/- 15.3 (stat) +/- 5.8 (syst) +/- 4.5 (lumi) pb, consistent with the standard model prediction. Limits on WW gamma and WWZ anomalous triple gauge couplings are set. The search for the standard model Higgs boson in the WW decay mode does not reveal any evidence of excess above backgrounds. Limits are set on the production of the Higgs boson in the context of the standard model and in the presence of a sequential fourth family of fermions with high masses. In the latter context, a Higgs boson with mass between 144 and 207 GeV is ruled out at 95% confidence level.

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Other titles:Measurement of WW production and search for the Higgs Boson in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute
Dewey Decimal Classification:530 Physics
Language:English
Date:2011
Deposited On:13 Feb 2012 08:03
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:36
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0370-2693 (P) 1873-2445 (E)
Publisher DOI:10.1016/j.physletb.2011.03.056
Related URLs:http://arxiv.org/abs/1102.5429
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-58827

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