Authors

David Hedin

Document Type

Article

Media Type

Text

Abstract

This report describes a search for associated production of W and Higgs bosons based on data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of L ≈ 5:3 fb-1 collected with the D0 detector at the Fermilab Tevatron pp- Collider. Events containing a W → lv candidate (with l corresponding to e or μ) are selected in association with two or three reconstructed jets. One or two of the jets are required to be consistent with having evolved from a b quark. A multivariate discriminant technique is used to improve the separation of signal and backgrounds. Expected and observed upper limits are obtained for the product of the WH production cross section and branching ratios and reported in terms of ratios relative to the prediction of the standard model as a function of the mass of the Higgs boson (MH). The observed and expected 95% C.L. upper limits obtained for an assumed MH = 115 GeV are, respectively, factors of 4.5 and 4.8 larger than the value predicted by the standard model.

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevD.86.032005

Publication Date

1-1-2012

Comments

D0 Collaboration

Department

Department of Physics

Sponsorship

We thank the staffs at Fermilab and collaborating institutions, and acknowledge support from the DOE and NSF (USA); CEA and CNRS/IN2P3 (France); MON, Rosatom, and RFBR (Russia); CNPq, FAPERJ, FAPESP, and FUNDUNESP (Brazil); DAE and DST (India); Colciencias (Colombia);CONACyT (Mexico);NRF (Korea); FOM(The Netherlands); STFC and the Royal Society (United Kingdom); MSMT and GACR (Czech Republic); BMBF and DFG (Germany); SFI (Ireland); The Swedish Research Council (Sweden); and CAS and CNSF (China).

ISSN

1550-7998

Language

eng

Publisher

American Physical Society

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