Measurement of the production cross section for a Higgs boson in association with a vector boson in the H → WW∗ → ℓνℓν channel in p p collisions at √s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

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Abstract

A measurement of the Higgs boson production cross sections via associated WH and ZH production using H → WW∗ → ell;νell;ν decays, where ell; stands for either an electron or a muon, is presented. Results for combined WH and ZH production are also presented. The analysis uses events produced in proton-proton collisions collected with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider in 2015 and 2016. The data correspond to an integrated luminosity of 36.1 fb-1recorded at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV. The products of the H → WW∗ branching fraction times the WH and ZH cross sections are measured to be 0.67+0.31-0.27(stat.)+0.18-0.14(syst.) pb and 0.54+0.31-0.24(stat.)+0.15-0.07(syst.) pb respectively, in agreement with the Standard Model predictions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - Mar 24 2019

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