Search for WH associated production in 5.3 fb-1 of pp̄ collisions at the Fermilab Tevatron

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Abstract

We present a search for associated production of Higgs and W bosons in pp̄ collisions at a center of mass energy of s=1.96 TeV in 5.3 fb-1 of integrated luminosity recorded by the D0 experiment. Multivariate analysis techniques are applied to events containing one lepton, an imbalance in transverse energy, and one or two b-tagged jets to discriminate a potential WH signal from Standard Model backgrounds. We observe good agreement between data and expected backgrounds, and set an upper limit of 4.5 (at 95% confidence level and for mH=115 GeV) on the ratio of the WH cross section multiplied by the branching fraction of H→bb̄ to its Standard Model prediction, which is consistent with an expected limit of 4.8.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6-13
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume698
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 28 2011

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We thank the staffs at Fermilab and collaborating institutions, and acknowledge support from the DOE and NSF (USA) ; CEA and CNRS/IN2P3 (France) ; FASI , Rosatom and RFBR (Russia) ; CNPq , FAPERJ , FAPESP and FUNDUNESP (Brazil) ; DAE and DST (India) ; Colciencias (Colombia) ; CONACyT (Mexico) ; KRF and KOSEF (Korea) ; CONICET and UBACyT (Argentina) ; FOM (The Netherlands) ; STFC and the Royal Society (United Kingdom) ; MSMT and GACR (Czech Republic) ; CRC Program and NSERC (Canada) ; BMBF and DFG (Germany) ; SFI (Ireland) ; The Swedish Research Council (Sweden) ; and CAS and CNSF (China) .

Keywords

  • Electroweak symmetry breaking.
  • Higgs boson
  • Standard Model
  • Tevatron

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