Study of the spin and parity of the Higgs boson in diboson decays with the ATLAS detector

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    Abstract

    Studies of the spin, parity and tensor couplings of the Higgs boson in the (Formula presented.) decay processes at the LHC are presented. The investigations are based on (Formula presented.) of pp collision data collected by the ATLAS experiment at (Formula presented.). The Standard Model (SM) Higgs boson hypothesis, corresponding to the quantum numbers (Formula presented.), is tested against several alternative spin scenarios, including non-SM spin-0 and spin-2 models with universal and non-universal couplings to fermions and vector bosons. All tested alternative models are excluded in favour of the SM Higgs boson hypothesis at more than 99.9% confidence level. Using the (Formula presented.) decays, the tensor structure of the interaction between the spin-0 boson and the SM vector bosons is also investigated. The observed distributions of variables sensitive to the non-SM tensor couplings are compatible with the SM predictions and constraints on the non-SM couplings are derived.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number476
    Pages (from-to)1-36
    Number of pages36
    JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
    Volume75
    Issue number10
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015 Oct 1

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    • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
    • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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