Combination of searches for Higgs boson pairs in pp collisions at √s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

ATLAS Collaboration, Paul Newman, Phil Allport

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Abstract

This letter presents a combination of searches for Higgs boson pair production using up to 36.1 fb −1 of proton–proton collision data at a centre-of-mass energy s=13 TeV recorded with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. The combination is performed using six analyses searching for Higgs boson pairs decaying into the bb¯bb¯, bb¯W +W , bb¯τ +τ , W +W W +W , bb¯γγ and W +W γγ final states. Results are presented for non-resonant and resonant Higgs boson pair production modes. No statistically significant excess in data above the Standard Model predictions is found. The combined observed (expected) limit at 95% confidence level on the non-resonant Higgs boson pair production cross-section is 6.9 (10) times the predicted Standard Model cross-section. Limits are also set on the ratio (κ λ) of the Higgs boson self-coupling to its Standard Model value. This ratio is constrained at 95% confidence level in observation (expectation) to −5.0<κ λ<12.0 (−5.8<κ λ<12.0). In addition, limits are set on the production of narrow scalar resonances and spin-2 Kaluza–Klein Randall–Sundrum gravitons. Exclusion regions are also provided in the parameter space of the habemus Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model and the Electroweak Singlet Model.

Original languageEnglish
Article number135103
Number of pages23
JournalPhysics Letters B
Volume800
Early online date19 Nov 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jan 2020

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Funding Information:
We acknowledge the support of ANPCyT , Argentina; YerPhI , Armenia; ARC , Australia; BMWFW and FWF , Austria; ANAS , Azerbaijan; SSTC , Belarus; CNPq and FAPESP , Brazil; NSERC , NRC and CFI , Canada; CERN ; CONICYT , Chile; CAS , MOST and NSFC , China; COLCIENCIAS , Colombia; MSMT CR , MPO CR and VSC CR , Czech Republic; DNRF and DNSRC , Denmark; IN2P3-CNRS , CEA-DRF/IRFU , France; SRNSFG , Georgia; BMBF , HGF , and MPG , Germany; GSRT , Greece; RGC , Hong Kong SAR , China; ISF and Benoziyo Center , Israel; INFN , Italy; MEXT and JSPS , Japan; CNRST , Morocco; NWO , Netherlands; RCN , Norway; MNiSW and NCN , Poland; FCT , Portugal; MNE/IFA , Romania; MES of Russia and NRC KI , Russian Federation; JINR ; MESTD , Serbia; MSSR , Slovakia; ARRS and MIZŠ , Slovenia; DST/NRF , South Africa; MINECO , Spain; SRC and Wallenberg Foundation , Sweden; SERI , SNSF and Cantons of Bern and Geneva , Switzerland; MOST , Taiwan; TAEK , Turkey; STFC , United Kingdom; DOE and NSF , United States of America. In addition, individual groups and members have received support from BCKDF , Canarie , CRC and Compute Canada , Canada; COST , ERC , ERDF , Horizon 2020 , and Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions , European Union; Investissements d'Avenir Labex and Idex , ANR , France; DFG and AvH Foundation , Germany; Herakleitos, Thales and Aristeia programmes co-financed by EU-ESF and the Greek NSRF , Greece; BSF-NSF and GIF , Israel; CERCA Programme Generalitat de Catalunya , Spain; The Royal Society and Leverhulme Trust , United Kingdom.

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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