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

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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.

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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. Publisher Copyright: © 2019 The Author(s) Copyright: Copyright 2020 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

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

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