Low-mass Higgs searches at the Tevatron

Satish Desai

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Abstract

We report on recent searches for a low-mass Higgs boson at the Tevatron pp collider. Sensitivity to a Higgs boson with a mass less than - 135 GeV arises dominantly from the production of a Higgs boson decaying to bb̄, in association with a W or Z boson decaying leptonically. However additional sensitivity is gained by searching in other final states such as diphotons, or final states with T leptons. Both the CDF and DO collaborations have conducted searches in up to 10fb-1of pp collisions collected at √s = 1.96TeV. The results from the two experiments are combined to set 95% confidence level limits on the Higgs production cross section. At a Higgs mass of 115GeV, the observed (expected) limit is 1.17 (1.16) times the standard model cross section.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)289-295
Number of pages7
JournalNuovo Cimento della Societa Italiana di Fisica C
Volume35
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

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