Search for exclusive Higgs and Z boson decays to ϕγ and ργ with the ATLAS detector

A search for the exclusive decays of the Higgs and Z bosons to a φ or ρ meson and a photon is performed with a pp collision data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of up to 35.6 fb−1 collected at √ s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. These decays have...

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Autores principales: Alconada Verzini, María Josefina, Alonso, Francisco, Arduh, Francisco Anuar, Dova, María Teresa, Hoya, Joaquín, Monticelli, Fernando Gabriel, Wahlberg, Hernán Pablo, The ATLAS Collaboration
Formato: Articulo
Lenguaje:Inglés
Publicado: 2018
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Acceso en línea:http://sedici.unlp.edu.ar/handle/10915/126587
Aporte de:SEDICI (UNLP) de Universidad Nacional de La Plata Ver origen
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Sumario:A search for the exclusive decays of the Higgs and Z bosons to a φ or ρ meson and a photon is performed with a pp collision data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of up to 35.6 fb−1 collected at √ s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. These decays have been suggested as a probe of the Higgs boson couplings to light quarks. No significant excess of events is observed above the background, as expected from the Standard Model. Upper limits at 95% confidence level were obtained on the branching fractions of the Higgs boson decays to φγ and ργ of 4.8 × 10−4 and 8.8 × 10−4 , respectively. The corresponding 95% confidence level upper limits for the Z boson decays are 0.9 × 10−6 and 25 × 10−6 for φγ and ργ, respectively.