Measurement of fiducial differential cross sections of gluon-fusion production of Higgs bosons decaying to WW →eνμν with the ATLAS detector at √s=8 TeV

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    This paper describes a measurement of fiducial and differential cross sections of gluon-fusion Higgs boson production in the H → W W→ eνμν channel, using 20.3 fb−1 of proton-proton collision data. The data were produced at a centre-of-mass energy of s=8 TeV at the CERN Large Hadron Collider and recorded by the ATLAS detector in 2012. Cross sections are measured from the observed H→ W W→ eνμν signal yield in categories distinguished by the number of associated jets. The total cross section is measured in a fiducial region defined by the kinematic properties of the charged leptons and neutrinos. Differential cross sections are reported as a function of the number of jets, the Higgs boson transverse momentum, the dilepton rapidity, and the transverse momentum of the leading jet. The jet-veto efficiency, or fraction of events with no jets above a given transverse momentum threshold, is also reported. All measurements are compared to QCD predictions from Monte Carlo generators and fixed-order calculations, and are in agreement with the Standard Model predictions.[Figure not available: see fulltext.]

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number104
    JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
    Volume2016
    Issue number8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016 Aug 1

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