Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/8139
Title: Search for exotic decays of the Higgs boson into long-lived particles in pp collisions at root s=13 TeV using displaced vertices in the ATLAS inner detector
Authors: Aad, G.
Abbott, B.
Abbott, D. C.
Abud, A. Abed
Abeling, K.
Abhayasinghe, D. K.
Sultansoy, Saleh
The ATLAS Collaboration
Keywords: Exotics
Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments)
Higgs physics
proton-proton scattering
Lifetime
Strahlung
Extension
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: Springer
Abstract: A novel search for exotic decays of the Higgs boson into pairs of long-lived neutral particles, each decaying into a bottom quark pair, is performed using 139 fb(-1)of root s = 13 TeV proton-proton collision data collected with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. Events consistent with the production of a Higgs boson in association with a leptonically decaying Z boson are analysed. Long-lived particle (LLP) decays are reconstructed from inner-detector tracks as displaced vertices with high mass and track multiplicity relative to Standard Model processes. The analysis selection requires the presence of at least two displaced vertices, effectively suppressing Standard Model backgrounds. The residual background contribution is estimated using a data-driven technique. No excess over Standard Model predictions is observed, and upper limits are set on the branching ratio of the Higgs boson to LLPs. Branching ratios above 10% are excluded at 95% confidence level for LLP mean proper lifetimes c tau as small as 4 mm and as large as 100 mm. For LLP masses below 40 GeV, these results represent the most stringent constraint in this lifetime regime.
URI: https://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP11(2021)229
https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/8139
ISSN: 1029-8479
Appears in Collections:Malzeme Bilimi ve Nanoteknoloji Mühendisliği Bölümü / Department of Material Science & Nanotechnology Engineering
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