Search for a standard model Higgs boson in CMS via vector boson fusion in the H ---> WW ---> l nu l nu channel

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We present the potential for discovering the Standard Model Higgs boson produced by the vector-boson fusion mechanism. We considered the decay of Higgs bosons into the W{sup +}W{sup -} final state, with both W-bosons subsequently decaying leptonically. The main background is t{bar t} with one or more jets produced. This study is based on a full simulation of the CMS detector, and up-to-date reconstruction codes. The result is that a signal of 5{sigma} significance can be obtained with an integrated luminosity of 12 - 72 fb{sup -1} for Higgs boson masses between 130 < m{sub H} < 200 GeV . ... continued below

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Yazgan, E.; /Middle East Tech. U., Ankara /Fermilab; Damgov, J.; /Sofiya, Inst. Nucl. Res. /Fermilab; Akchurin, N.; Tech., /Texas et al. June 1, 2007.

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We present the potential for discovering the Standard Model Higgs boson produced by the vector-boson fusion mechanism. We considered the decay of Higgs bosons into the W{sup +}W{sup -} final state, with both W-bosons subsequently decaying leptonically. The main background is t{bar t} with one or more jets produced. This study is based on a full simulation of the CMS detector, and up-to-date reconstruction codes. The result is that a signal of 5{sigma} significance can be obtained with an integrated luminosity of 12 - 72 fb{sup -1} for Higgs boson masses between 130 < m{sub H} < 200 GeV . In addition, the major background can be measured directly to 7% from the data with an integrated luminosity of 30 fb{sup -1}. In this study, we suggested a method to obtain information in Higgs mass using the transverse mass distributions.

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  • Grant Number: AC02-07CH11359
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Yazgan, E.; /Middle East Tech. U., Ankara /Fermilab; Damgov, J.; /Sofiya, Inst. Nucl. Res. /Fermilab; Akchurin, N.; Tech., /Texas et al. Search for a standard model Higgs boson in CMS via vector boson fusion in the H ---> WW ---> l nu l nu channel, article, June 1, 2007; Batavia, Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc882010/: accessed April 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.