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Search for Resonant and Nonresonant Higgs Boson Pair Production in the b(b)over-bar tau(+) tau(-) Decay Channel in pp Collisions at root s=13 TeV with the ATLAS Detector
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, High Energy Physics.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, High Energy Physics.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1253-8583
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, High Energy Physics.
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Number of Authors: 29132018 (English)In: Physical Review Letters, ISSN 0031-9007, E-ISSN 1079-7114, Vol. 121, no 19, article id 191801Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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A search for resonant and nonresonant pair production of Higgs bosons in the b (b) over bar tau(+)tau(-) final state is presented. The search uses 36.1 fb(-1) of pp collision data with root s = 13 TeV recorded by the ATLAS experiment at the LHC in 2015 and 2016. Decays of the tau-lepton pairs with at least one tau lepton decaying to final states with hadrons and a neutrino are considered. No significant excess above the expected background is observed in the data. The cross-section times branching ratio for nonresonant Higgs boson pair production is constrained to be less than 30.9 fb, 12.7 times the standard model expectation, at 95% confidence level. The data are also analyzed to probe resonant Higgs boson pair production, constraining a model with an extended Higgs sector based on two doublets and a Randall-Sundrum bulk graviton model. Upper limits are placed on the resonant Higgs boson pair production cross-section times branching ratio, excluding resonances X in the mass range 305 GeV < m(X) < 402 GeV in the simplified hMSSM minimal supersymmetric model for tan beta = 2 and excluding bulk Randall-Sundrum gravitons G(KK) in the mass range 325 GeV < m(GKK) < 885 GeV for k/(M) over bar P-1 = 1.

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AMER PHYSICAL SOC , 2018. Vol. 121, no 19, article id 191801
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-387251DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.121.191801ISI: 000449402500001PubMedID: 30468613OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-387251DiVA, id: diva2:1331332
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EU, European Research CouncilSwedish Research CouncilEU, Horizon 2020
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For complete list of authors see http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.121.191801

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