Publication
Title
Search for Higgs boson decay to a charm quark-antiquark pair in proton-proton collisions at √s=13 TeV
Author
Institution/Organisation
CMS Collaboration
Abstract
A search for the standard model Higgs boson decaying to a charm quark-antiquark pair, H ? cc-, produced in association with a leptonically decaying V (W or Z) boson is presented. The search is performed with proton-proton collisions at vs = 13 TeV collected by the CMS experiment, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 138 fb-1. Novel charm jet identification and analysis methods using machine learning techniques are employed. The analysis is validated by searching for Z ? cc- in VZ events, leading to its first observation at a hadron collider with a significance of 5.7 standard deviations. The observed (expected) upper limit on s(VH)B(H ? cc-) is 0.94 (0.50(-0.15)(+0.22) )pb at 95% confidence level (C.L.), corresponding to 14 (7.6(-2.3)(+3.4)) times the standard model prediction. For the Higgs-charm Yukawa coupling modifier, ?c, the observed (expected) 95% C.L. interval is 1.1 < |?(c)| < 5.5 (|?(c)| < 3.4), the most stringent constraint to date.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Physical review letters. - New York, N.Y., 1958, currens
Publication
New York, N.Y. : American Physical Society , 2023
ISSN
0031-9007 [print]
1079-7114 [online]
DOI
10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.131.061801
Volume/pages
131 :6 (2023) , p. 1-21
Article Reference
061801
ISI
001063969000002
Pubmed ID
37625071
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