Measurements of Higgs boson properties in the diphoton decay channel with 36 fb -1 of pp collision data at √s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

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Properties of the Higgs boson are measured in the two-photon final state using 36.1 fb-1 of proton? proton collision data recorded at ffiffi √s = 13 TeV by the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. Cross-section measurements for the production of a Higgs boson through gluon-gluon fusion, vectorboson fusion, and in association with a vector boson or a top-quark pair are reported. The signal strength, defined as the ratio of the observed to the expected signal yield, is measured for each of these production processes as well as inclusively. The global signal strength measurement of 0.99 ± 0.14 improves on the precision of the ATLAS measurement at √s = 7 and 8 TeV by a factor of two. Measurements of gluon-gluon fusion and vector-boson fusion productions yield signal strengths compatible with the Standard Model prediction. Measurements of simplified template cross sections, designed to quantify the different Higgs boson production processes in specific regions of phase space, are reported. The cross section for the production of the Higgs boson decaying to two isolated photons in a fiducial region closely matching the experimental selection of the photons is measured to be 55 ± 10 fb, which is in good agreement with the Standard Model prediction of 64 ± 2 fb. Furthermore, cross sections in fiducial regions enriched in Higgs boson production in vector-boson fusion or in association with large missing transverse momentum, leptons or top-quark pairs are reported. Differential and double-differential measurements are performed for several variables related to the diphoton kinematics as well as the kinematics and multiplicity of the jets produced in association with a Higgs boson. These differential cross sections are sensitive to higher order QCD corrections and properties of the Higgs boson, such as its spin and CP quantum numbers. No significant deviations from a wide array of Standard Model predictions are observed. Finally, the strength and tensor structure of the Higgs boson interactions are investigated using an effective Lagrangian, which introduces additional CP-even and CP-odd interactions. No significant new physics contributions are observed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number052005
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number5
StatePublished - 18 Sep 2018


FundersFunder number
Not addedST/J005533/1, ST/K001310/1, ST/L006162/1, ST/J004804/1, ST/M000753/1, ST/N000307/1, ST/L003449/1, ST/K001329/1, ST/N000420/1
Cantons of Bern and Geneva
Czech Republic
MES of Russia
Région Auvergne
Wallenberg Foundation
National Science Foundation1624739
National Science Foundation
U.S. Department of Energy
Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung
CRC Health Group
Departamento Administrativo de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación (COLCIENCIAS)
Ontario Innovation Trust
Horizon 2020 Framework Programme678215
Horizon 2020 Framework Programme
H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
Biomedical Research Foundation
Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science
Compute Canada
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
National Research Council Canada
Canada Council for the Arts
Canada Foundation for Innovation
Science and Technology Facilities CouncilST/N000447/1, GRIDPP
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Leverhulme Trust
Royal Society
European Research Council
Australian Research Council
Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, India
Singapore Eye Research Institute
Minerva Foundation
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
German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development
United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation
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
Fonds Québécois de la Recherche sur la Nature et les Technologies
Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek
Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad
Generalitat Valenciana
Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Wirtschaft
General Secretariat for Research and Technology
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico
National Research Foundation of Korea
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
Israeli Centers for Research Excellence
Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique et Technique
Horizon 2020
British Columbia Knowledge Development Fund
European Regional Development Fund
Council on grants of the President of the Russian Federation
Fondation Partager le Savoir
National Research Center "Kurchatov Institute"
Institutul de Fizică Atomică


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