Higgs boson production cross-section measurements and their EFT interpretation in the 4 ℓ decay channel at √s= 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

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Abstract

Higgs boson properties are studied in the four-lepton decay channel (where lepton = e, μ) using 139 fb - 1 of proton–proton collision data recorded at s=13 TeV by the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. The inclusive cross-section times branching ratio for H→ ZZ decay is measured to be 1.34 ± 0.12 pb for a Higgs boson with absolute rapidity below 2.5, in good agreement with the Standard Model prediction of 1.33 ± 0.08 pb. Cross-sections times branching ratio are measured for the main Higgs boson production modes in several exclusive phase-space regions. The measurements are interpreted in terms of coupling modifiers and of the tensor structure of Higgs boson interactions using an effective field theory approach. Exclusion limits are set on the CP-even and CP-odd ‘beyond the Standard Model’ couplings of the Higgs boson to vector bosons, gluons and top quarks.

Original languageEnglish
Article number957
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Volume80
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2020

Funding

FundersFunder number
BSF-NSF
CEA-DRF
Cantons of Bern and Geneva
Czech Republic
DNSRCIN2P3-CNRS
EU-ESF
Horizon 2020, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
IRFU
MES of Russia
MESTD
MIZŠ
MNE
MSMT
MSSR
PROMETEO Programme Generalitat Valenciana, Spain
RGC
VSC CR
Wallenberg Foundation
National Science Foundation
U.S. Department of Energy
Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung
CRC Health Group
Departamento Administrativo de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación (COLCIENCIAS)
Canarie
Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science
CERN
Compute Canada
Glycemic Index Foundation
Göran Gustafssons Stiftelser
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
National Research Council Canada
Canada Foundation for Innovation
Science and Technology Facilities CouncilGRIDPP
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Leverhulme Trust
Royal Society
European Research Council
European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Australian Research Council
Neurosurgical Research Foundation
Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, India
Singapore Eye Research Institute
Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
Agence Nationale de la Recherche
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung
Danmarks Grundforskningsfond
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo
National Natural Science Foundation of China
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Austrian Science Fund
Generalitat de Catalunya
Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica
Agencia Nacional de Promoción Científica y Tecnológica
Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek
Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad
Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Wirtschaft
General Secretariat for Research and Technology
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico
Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
Nella and Leon Benoziyo Center for Neurological Diseases, Weizmann Institute of Science
Israel Science Foundation
Instituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare
Narodowe Centrum Nauki
Javna Agencija za Raziskovalno Dejavnost RS
Ministerstwo Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego
Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique et Technique
British Columbia Knowledge Development Fund
European Regional Development Fund
National Research Center "Kurchatov Institute"
Institutul de Fizică Atomică

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