Search for the decay of a Higgs boson in the ℓℓγ channel in proton-proton collisions at √s=13 TeV

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A search for a Higgs boson decaying into a pair of electrons or muons and a photon is described. Higgs boson decays to a Z boson and a photon (H → Zγ → ℓℓγ, ℓ = e or μ), or to two photons, one of which has an internal conversion into a muon pair (H → γ*γ → μμγ) were considered. The analysis is performed using a data set recorded by the CMS experiment at the LHC from proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9 fb−1. No significant excess above the background prediction has been found. Limits are set on the cross section for a standard model Higgs boson decaying to opposite-sign electron or muon pairs and a photon. The observed limits on cross section times the corresponding branching fractions vary between 1.4 and 4.0 (6.1 and 11.4) times the standard model cross section for H → γ*γ → μμγ (H → Zγ → ℓℓγ) in the 120–130 GeV mass range of the ℓℓγ system. The H → γ*γ → μμγ and H → Zγ →ℓℓγ analyses are combined for mH =125GeV, obtaining an observed (expected) 95% confidence level upper limit of 3.9 (2.0) times the standard model cross section.[Figure not available: see fulltext.]

Original languageEnglish
Article number152
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Volume2018
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Nov 1

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muons
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Search for the decay of a Higgs boson in the ℓℓγ channel in proton-proton collisions at √s=13 TeV. / The CMS Collaboration.

In: Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol. 2018, No. 11, 152, 01.11.2018.

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