Publication
Title
Observation of the diphoton decay of the Higgs boson and measurement of its properties
Author
Institution/Organisation
CMS Collaboration
Abstract
Observation of the diphoton decay mode of the recently discovered Higgs boson and measurement of some of its properties are reported. The analysis uses the entire dataset collected by the CMS experiment in proton-proton collisions during the 2011 and 2012 LHC running periods. The data samples correspond to integrated luminosities of 5.1 fb(-1) at root s = 7 TeV and 19.7 fb(-1) at 8 TeV. A clear signal is observed in the diphoton channel at a mass close to 125 GeV with a local significance of 5.7 sigma, where a significance of 5.2 sigma is expected for the standard model Higgs boson. The mass is measured to be 124.70 +/- 0.34 GeV = 124.70 +/- 0.31 (stat) +/- 0.15 (syst) GeV, and the best-fit signal strength relative to the standard model prediction is 1.14(-0.23)(+0.26) = 1.14 +/- 0.21 (stat) (-0.05)(+0.09) (syst) (+0.13)(-0.09) (theo). Additional measurements include the signal strength modifiers associated with different production mechanisms, and hypothesis tests between spin-0 and spin-2 models.
Language
English
Source (journal)
European physical journal : C : particles and fields. - Berlin
Publication
Berlin : 2014
ISSN
1434-6044
Volume/pages
74:10(2014), 49 p.
Article Reference
3076
ISI
000346419300001
Medium
E-only publicatie
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UAntwerpen
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External links
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Last edited 19.06.2017
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