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Constraints on anomalous HVV couplings from the production of Higgs bosons decaying to tau lepton pairs

Sirunyan, A. M. and Tumasyan, A. R. and Adam, Wolfgang and Ambrogi, Federico and Asilar, Ece and Md. Ali, Mohd. Adli (2019) Constraints on anomalous HVV couplings from the production of Higgs bosons decaying to tau lepton pairs. Physical Review D, 100 (11). pp. 1-33. ISSN 2470-0010 E-ISSN 2470-0029

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A study is presented of anomalous HVV interactions of the Higgs boson, including its CP properties. The study uses Higgs boson candidates produced mainly in vector boson fusion and gluon fusion that subsequently decay to a pair of τ leptons. The data were recorded by the CMS experiment at the LHC in 2016 at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 35.9 fb−1. A matrix element technique is employed for the analysis of anomalous interactions. The results are combined with those from the H → 4l decay channel presented earlier, yielding the most stringent constraints on anomalous Higgs boson couplings to electroweak vector bosons expressed as effective cross section fractions and phases: the CP-violating parameter fa3 cosðϕa3Þ¼ð0.00 0.27Þ × 10−3 and the CP-conserving parameters fa2 cosðϕa2Þ¼ð0.08þ1.04 −0.21 Þ × 10−3, fΛ1 cosðϕΛ1Þ¼ð0.00þ0.53 −0.09 Þ × 10−3, and fZγ Λ1 cosðϕZγ Λ1Þ¼ð0.0þ1.1 −1.3 Þ × 10−3. The current dataset does not allow for precise constraints on CP properties in the gluon fusion process. The results are consistent with standard model expectations

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7861/79920
Uncontrolled Keywords: HVV couplings; Higgs bosons decaying; τ lepton pairs
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QC Physics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Physics
Depositing User: Dr Mohd Adli MD Ali
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2020 09:41
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2020 09:41
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/79920

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