Search for the Standard Model Higgs boson in the H → τ+τ- decay mode in √s = 7TeV pp collisions with ATLAS

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  • A search for the Standard Model Higgs boson decaying into a pair of τ leptons is reported. The analysis is based on a data sample of proton-proton collisions collected by the ATLAS experiment at the LHC and corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 4.7fb-1. No significant excess over the expected background is observed in the Higgs boson mass range of 100-150 GeV. The observed (expected) upper limits on the cross section times the branching ratio for H → τ+τ- are found to be between 2.9 (3.4) and 11.7 (8.2) times the Standard Model prediction for this mass range.
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    Author List

  • Aad G; Abbott B; Abdallah J; Abdel Khalek S; Abdelalim AA; Abdinov O; Abi B; Abolins M; AbouZeid OS; Abramowicz H
  • Volume

  • 2012
  • Issue

  • 9