Study of the spin and parity of the Higgs boson in Diboson decays with the ATLAS detector

Atlas Collaboration

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

104 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Studies of the spin, parity and tensor couplings of the Higgs boson in the H → ZZ∗ → 4ℓ, H → WW → eνμν and H → γγ decay processes at the LHC are presented. The investigations are based on 25 fb−1 of pp collision data collected by the ATLAS experiment at √s = 7 TeV and √s = 8 TeV. The Standard Model (SM) Higgs boson hypothesis, corresponding to the quantum numbers JP = 0+, is tested against several alternative spin scenarios, including non-SM spin-0 and spin-2 models with universal and non-universal couplings to fermions and vector bosons. All tested alternative models are excluded in favour of the SM Higgs boson hypothesis at more than 99.9% confidence level. Using the H → ZZ → 4ℓ and H → WW → eνμν decays, the tensor structure of the interaction between the spin-0 boson and the SM vector bosons is also investigated. The observed distributions of variables sensitive to the non-SM tensor couplings are compatible with the SM predictions and constraints on the non-SM couplings are derived.

Original languageEnglish
Article number476
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Volume75
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015

Fingerprint

Bosons
Higgs bosons
parity
Detectors
detectors
decay
bosons
tensors
Tensors
quantum numbers
confidence
fermions
Fermions
collisions
predictions
interactions

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

Cite this

Study of the spin and parity of the Higgs boson in Diboson decays with the ATLAS detector. / Atlas Collaboration.

In: European Physical Journal C, Vol. 75, No. 10, 476, 01.01.2015.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{d72a1942f5484549aa9e682a565807b6,
title = "Study of the spin and parity of the Higgs boson in Diboson decays with the ATLAS detector",
abstract = "Studies of the spin, parity and tensor couplings of the Higgs boson in the H → ZZ∗ → 4ℓ, H → WW∗ → eνμν and H → γγ decay processes at the LHC are presented. The investigations are based on 25 fb−1 of pp collision data collected by the ATLAS experiment at √s = 7 TeV and √s = 8 TeV. The Standard Model (SM) Higgs boson hypothesis, corresponding to the quantum numbers JP = 0+, is tested against several alternative spin scenarios, including non-SM spin-0 and spin-2 models with universal and non-universal couplings to fermions and vector bosons. All tested alternative models are excluded in favour of the SM Higgs boson hypothesis at more than 99.9{\%} confidence level. Using the H → ZZ∗ → 4ℓ and H → WW∗ → eνμν decays, the tensor structure of the interaction between the spin-0 boson and the SM vector bosons is also investigated. The observed distributions of variables sensitive to the non-SM tensor couplings are compatible with the SM predictions and constraints on the non-SM couplings are derived.",
author = "{Atlas Collaboration} and G. Aad and B. Abbott and J. Abdallah and O. Abdinov and R. Aben and M. Abolins and Abouzeid, {O. S.} and H. Abramowicz and H. Abreu and R. Abreu and Y. Abulaiti and Acharya, {B. S.} and L. Adamczyk and Adams, {D. L.} and J. Adelman and S. Adomeit and T. Adye and Affolder, {A. A.} and T. Agatonovic-Jovin and J. Agricola and Aguilar-Saavedra, {J. A.} and Ahlen, {S. P.} and F. Ahmadov and G. Aielli and H. Akerstedt and {A. {\AA}kesson}, {T. P.} and Akimov, {A. V.} and Alberghi, {G. L.} and J. Albert and S. Albrand and Verzini, {M. J.Alconada} and M. Aleksa and Aleksandrov, {I. N.} and C. Alexa and G. Alexander and T. Alexopoulos and M. Alhroob and G. Alimonti and L. Alio and J. Alison and Alkire, {S. P.} and Allbrooke, {B. M.M.} and Allport, {P. P.} and A. Aloisio and A. Alonso and F. Alonso and C. Alpigiani and A. Altheimer and Gonzalez, {B. Alvarez} and Piqueras, {D. {\'A}lvarez}",
year = "2015",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1140/epjc/s10052-015-3685-1",
language = "English",
volume = "75",
journal = "European Physical Journal C",
issn = "1434-6044",
publisher = "Springer New York",
number = "10",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Study of the spin and parity of the Higgs boson in Diboson decays with the ATLAS detector

AU - Atlas Collaboration

AU - Aad, G.

AU - Abbott, B.

AU - Abdallah, J.

AU - Abdinov, O.

AU - Aben, R.

AU - Abolins, M.

AU - Abouzeid, O. S.

AU - Abramowicz, H.

AU - Abreu, H.

AU - Abreu, R.

AU - Abulaiti, Y.

AU - Acharya, B. S.

AU - Adamczyk, L.

AU - Adams, D. L.

AU - Adelman, J.

AU - Adomeit, S.

AU - Adye, T.

AU - Affolder, A. A.

AU - Agatonovic-Jovin, T.

AU - Agricola, J.

AU - Aguilar-Saavedra, J. A.

AU - Ahlen, S. P.

AU - Ahmadov, F.

AU - Aielli, G.

AU - Akerstedt, H.

AU - A. Åkesson, T. P.

AU - Akimov, A. V.

AU - Alberghi, G. L.

AU - Albert, J.

AU - Albrand, S.

AU - Verzini, M. J.Alconada

AU - Aleksa, M.

AU - Aleksandrov, I. N.

AU - Alexa, C.

AU - Alexander, G.

AU - Alexopoulos, T.

AU - Alhroob, M.

AU - Alimonti, G.

AU - Alio, L.

AU - Alison, J.

AU - Alkire, S. P.

AU - Allbrooke, B. M.M.

AU - Allport, P. P.

AU - Aloisio, A.

AU - Alonso, A.

AU - Alonso, F.

AU - Alpigiani, C.

AU - Altheimer, A.

AU - Gonzalez, B. Alvarez

AU - Piqueras, D. Álvarez

PY - 2015/1/1

Y1 - 2015/1/1

N2 - Studies of the spin, parity and tensor couplings of the Higgs boson in the H → ZZ∗ → 4ℓ, H → WW∗ → eνμν and H → γγ decay processes at the LHC are presented. The investigations are based on 25 fb−1 of pp collision data collected by the ATLAS experiment at √s = 7 TeV and √s = 8 TeV. The Standard Model (SM) Higgs boson hypothesis, corresponding to the quantum numbers JP = 0+, is tested against several alternative spin scenarios, including non-SM spin-0 and spin-2 models with universal and non-universal couplings to fermions and vector bosons. All tested alternative models are excluded in favour of the SM Higgs boson hypothesis at more than 99.9% confidence level. Using the H → ZZ∗ → 4ℓ and H → WW∗ → eνμν decays, the tensor structure of the interaction between the spin-0 boson and the SM vector bosons is also investigated. The observed distributions of variables sensitive to the non-SM tensor couplings are compatible with the SM predictions and constraints on the non-SM couplings are derived.

AB - Studies of the spin, parity and tensor couplings of the Higgs boson in the H → ZZ∗ → 4ℓ, H → WW∗ → eνμν and H → γγ decay processes at the LHC are presented. The investigations are based on 25 fb−1 of pp collision data collected by the ATLAS experiment at √s = 7 TeV and √s = 8 TeV. The Standard Model (SM) Higgs boson hypothesis, corresponding to the quantum numbers JP = 0+, is tested against several alternative spin scenarios, including non-SM spin-0 and spin-2 models with universal and non-universal couplings to fermions and vector bosons. All tested alternative models are excluded in favour of the SM Higgs boson hypothesis at more than 99.9% confidence level. Using the H → ZZ∗ → 4ℓ and H → WW∗ → eνμν decays, the tensor structure of the interaction between the spin-0 boson and the SM vector bosons is also investigated. The observed distributions of variables sensitive to the non-SM tensor couplings are compatible with the SM predictions and constraints on the non-SM couplings are derived.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84947594156&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84947594156&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1140/epjc/s10052-015-3685-1

DO - 10.1140/epjc/s10052-015-3685-1

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84947594156

VL - 75

JO - European Physical Journal C

JF - European Physical Journal C

SN - 1434-6044

IS - 10

M1 - 476

ER -