Inclusive search for highly boosted Higgs bosons decaying to bottom quark-antiquark pairs in proton-proton collisions at <mml:msqrt>s</mml:msqrt>=13 TeV

Sirunyan A. M. , Tumasyan A., Adam W., Ambrogi F., Asilar E., Bergauer T., ...Daha Fazla

JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS, sa.12, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: Konu: 12
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/jhep12(2020)085


A search for standard model Higgs bosons (H) produced with transverse momentum (p(T)) greater than 450 GeV and decaying to bottom quark-antiquark pairs (bb) is performed using proton-proton collision data collected by the CMS experiment at the LHC at s = 13 TeV. The data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 137 fb(-1). The search is inclusive in the Higgs boson production mode. Highly Lorentz-boosted Higgs bosons decaying to bb are reconstructed as single large-radius jets, and are identified using jet substructure and a dedicated b tagging technique based on a deep neural network. The method is validated with Z -> bb decays. For a Higgs boson mass of 125 GeV, an excess of events above the background assuming no Higgs boson production is observed with a local significance of 2.5 standard deviations (sigma), while the expectation is 0.7. The corresponding signal strength and local significance with respect to the standard model expectation are mu (H) = 3.7 1.2(stat)-0.7+0.8(syst)-0.5+0.8(theo) and 1.9 sigma. Additionally, an unfolded differential cross section as a function of Higgs boson p(T) for the gluon fusion production mode is presented, assuming the other production modes occur at the expected rates.