A search for new heavy resonances decaying to a pair of Higgs bosons (HH) in proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV is presented. Data were collected with the CMS detector at the LHC in 2016–2018, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 138 fb−1. Resonances with a mass between 0.8 and 4.5 TeV are considered using events in which one Higgs boson decays into a bottom quark pair and the other into final states with either one or two charged leptons. Specifically, the single-lepton decay channel HH→ b b ¯ WW∗→ b b ¯ ℓvq q ¯ ′ and the dilepton decay channels HH→ b b ¯ WW∗→ b b ¯ ℓvℓv and HH→ b b ¯ ττ→ b b ¯ ℓvvℓvv are examined, where ℓ in the final state corresponds to an electron or muon. The signal is extracted using a two-dimensional maximum likelihood fit of the H → b b ¯ jet mass and HH invariant mass distributions. No significant excess above the standard model expectation is observed in data. Model-independent exclusion limits are placed on the product of the cross section and branching fraction for narrow spin-0 and spin-2 massive bosons decaying to HH. The results are also interpreted in the context of radion and bulk graviton production in models with a warped extra spatial dimension. The results provide the most stringent limits to date for X → HH signatures with final-state leptons and at some masses provide the most sensitive limits of all X → HH searches. [Figure not available: see fulltext.] © 2022, The Author(s).

Search for heavy resonances decaying to a pair of Lorentz-boosted Higgs bosons in final states with leptons and a bottom quark pair at √s = 13 TeV

Bertacchi, V.;Ligabue, F.
Membro del Collaboration Group
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Manca, E.;Mandorli, G.;Ramirez Sanchez, G.;Roy Chowdhury, S.;
2022

Abstract

A search for new heavy resonances decaying to a pair of Higgs bosons (HH) in proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV is presented. Data were collected with the CMS detector at the LHC in 2016–2018, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 138 fb−1. Resonances with a mass between 0.8 and 4.5 TeV are considered using events in which one Higgs boson decays into a bottom quark pair and the other into final states with either one or two charged leptons. Specifically, the single-lepton decay channel HH→ b b ¯ WW∗→ b b ¯ ℓvq q ¯ ′ and the dilepton decay channels HH→ b b ¯ WW∗→ b b ¯ ℓvℓv and HH→ b b ¯ ττ→ b b ¯ ℓvvℓvv are examined, where ℓ in the final state corresponds to an electron or muon. The signal is extracted using a two-dimensional maximum likelihood fit of the H → b b ¯ jet mass and HH invariant mass distributions. No significant excess above the standard model expectation is observed in data. Model-independent exclusion limits are placed on the product of the cross section and branching fraction for narrow spin-0 and spin-2 massive bosons decaying to HH. The results are also interpreted in the context of radion and bulk graviton production in models with a warped extra spatial dimension. The results provide the most stringent limits to date for X → HH signatures with final-state leptons and at some masses provide the most sensitive limits of all X → HH searches. [Figure not available: see fulltext.] © 2022, The Author(s).
2022
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Beyond Standard Model; Hadron-Hadron Scattering; Higgs Physics; Particle and Resonance Production
   Advanced Multi-Variate Analysis for New Physics Searches at the LHC
   AMVA4NewPhysics
   European Commission
   Horizon 2020 Framework Programme
   675440

   Search for Higgs bosons decaying to charm quarks
   HIGCC
   European Commission
   Horizon 2020 Framework Programme
   724704

   Majorana neutrino discovery strategy with CMS
   MajorNet
   European Commission
   Horizon 2020 Framework Programme
   758316

   Direct and indirect searches for new physics in events with top quarks using LHC proton-proton collisions at the CMS detector
   LHCTOPVLQ
   European Commission
   Horizon 2020 Framework Programme
   752730

   International Training Network for Statistics in High Energy Physics and Society
   INSIGHTS
   European Commission
   Horizon 2020 Framework Programme
   765710

   The strong interaction at the frontier of knowledge: fundamental research and applications
   STRONG-2020
   European Commission
   Horizon 2020 Framework Programme
   824093

   International, Interdisciplinary & Intersectoral Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Paul Scherrer Institut
   PSI-FELLOW-III-3i
   European Commission
   Horizon 2020 Framework Programme
   884104
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