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Search for non-resonant Higgs boson pair production in the bbℓνℓν final state with the ATLAS detector in pp collisions at s=13 TeV

  • Author(s): Aad, G
  • Abbott, B
  • Abbott, DC
  • Abed Abud, A
  • Abeling, K
  • Abhayasinghe, DK
  • Abidi, SH
  • AbouZeid, OS
  • Abraham, NL
  • Abramowicz, H
  • Abreu, H
  • Abulaiti, Y
  • Acharya, BS
  • Achkar, B
  • Adachi, S
  • Adam, L
  • Adam Bourdarios, C
  • Adamczyk, L
  • Adamek, L
  • Adelman, J
  • Adersberger, M
  • Adiguzel, A
  • Adorni, S
  • Adye, T
  • Affolder, AA
  • Afik, Y
  • Agapopoulou, C
  • Agaras, MN
  • Aggarwal, A
  • Agheorghiesei, C
  • Aguilar-Saavedra, JA
  • Ahmadov, F
  • Ahmed, WS
  • Ai, X
  • Aielli, G
  • Akatsuka, S
  • Åkesson, TPA
  • Akilli, E
  • Akimov, AV
  • Al Khoury, K
  • Alberghi, GL
  • Albert, J
  • Alconada Verzini, MJ
  • Alderweireldt, S
  • Aleksa, M
  • Aleksandrov, IN
  • Alexa, C
  • Alexandre, D
  • Alexopoulos, T
  • Alfonsi, A
  • Alfonsi, F
  • Alhroob, M
  • Ali, B
  • Alimonti, G
  • Alison, J
  • Alkire, SP
  • Allaire, C
  • Allbrooke, BMM
  • Allen, BW
  • Allport, PP
  • Aloisio, A
  • Alonso, A
  • Alonso, F
  • Alpigiani, C
  • Alshehri, AA
  • Alvarez Estevez, M
  • Álvarez Piqueras, D
  • Alviggi, MG
  • Amaral Coutinho, Y
  • Ambler, A
  • Ambroz, L
  • Amelung, C
  • Amidei, D
  • Amor Dos Santos, SP
  • Amoroso, S
  • Amrouche, CS
  • An, F
  • Anastopoulos, C
  • Andari, N
  • Andeen, T
  • Anders, CF
  • Anders, JK
  • Andreazza, A
  • Andrei, V
  • Anelli, CR
  • Angelidakis, S
  • Angerami, A
  • Anisenkov, AV
  • Annovi, A
  • Antel, C
  • Anthony, MT
  • Antonelli, M
  • Antrim, DJA
  • Anulli, F
  • Aoki, M
  • Aparisi Pozo, JA
  • Aperio Bella, L
  • Arabidze, G
  • Araque, JP
  • Araujo Ferraz, V
  • et al.
Abstract

© 2019 The Author(s) A search for non-resonant Higgs boson pair production, as predicted by the Standard Model, is presented, where one of the Higgs bosons decays via the H→bb channel and the other via one of the H→WW⁎/ZZ⁎/ττ channels. The analysis selection requires events to have at least two b-tagged jets and exactly two leptons (electrons or muons) with opposite electric charge in the final state. Candidate events consistent with Higgs boson pair production are selected using a multi-class neural network discriminant. The analysis uses 139 fb−1 of pp collision data recorded at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV by the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. An observed (expected) upper limit of 1.2 (0.9−0.3+0.4) pb is set on the non-resonant Higgs boson pair production cross-section at 95% confidence level, which is equivalent to 40 (29−9+14) times the value predicted in the Standard Model.

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