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Title: Limits on the Higgs boson lifetime and width from its decay to four charged leptons
Authors: Khachatryan, V
Sirunyan, AM
Tumasyan, A
Adam, W
Asilar, E
Bergauer, T
Brandstetter, J
Brondolin, E
Dragicevic, M
Erö, J
Flechl, M
Friedl, M
Frühwirth, R
Ghete, VM
Hartl, C
Hörmann, N
Hrubec, J
Jeitler, M
Knünz, V
König, A
Krammer, M
Krätschmer, I
Liko, D
Matsushita, T
Mikulec, I
Rabady, D
Rahbaran, B
Rohringer, H
Schieck, J
Schöfbeck, R
Strauss, J
Treberer-Treberspurg, W
Waltenberger, W
Wulz, CE
Mossolov, V
Shumeiko, N
Suarez Gonzalez, J
Alderweireldt, S
Cornelis, T
De Wolf, EA
Janssen, X
Knutsson, A
Lauwers, J
Luyckx, S
Ochesanu, S
Rougny, R
Van De Klundert, M
Van Haevermaet, H
Van Mechelen, P
Van Remortel, N
Van Spilbeeck, A
Abu Zeid, S
Blekman, F
D'Hondt, J
Daci, N
De Bruyn, I
Deroover, K
Heracleous, N
Keaveney, J
Lowette, S
Moreels, L
Olbrechts, A
Python, Q
Strom, D
Tavernier, S
Van Doninck, W
Van Mulders, P
Van Onsem, GP
Van Parijs, I
Barria, P
Caillol, C
Clerbaux, B
De Lentdecker, G
Delannoy, H
Fasanella, G
Favart, L
Gay, APR
Grebenyuk, A
Lenzi, T
Léonard, A
Maerschalk, T
Marinov, A
Perniè, L
Randle-Conde, A
Reis, T
Seva, T
Vander Velde, C
Vanlaer, P
Yonamine, R
Zenoni, F
Zhang, F
Beernaert, K
Benucci, L
Cimmino, A
Crucy, S
Dobur, D
Fagot, A
Garcia, G
Gul, M
McCartin, J
Issue Date: 2015
Citation: Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 2015, 92 (7)
Abstract: © 2015 CERN, for the CMS. Published by the American Physical Society. Constraints on the lifetime and width of the Higgs boson are obtained from H→ZZ→4ℓ events using data recorded by the CMS experiment during the LHC run 1 with an integrated luminosity of 5.1 and 19.7fb-1 at a center-of-mass energy of 7 and 8 TeV, respectively. The measurement of the Higgs boson lifetime is derived from its flight distance in the CMS detector with an upper bound of τH<1.9×10-13s at the 95% confidence level (C.L.), corresponding to a lower bound on the width of ΓH>3.5×10-9MeV. The measurement of the width is obtained from an off-shell production technique, generalized to include anomalous couplings of the Higgs boson to two electroweak bosons. From this measurement, a joint constraint is set on the Higgs boson width and a parameter fΛQ that expresses an anomalous coupling contribution as an on-shell cross-section fraction. The limit on the Higgs boson width is ΓH<46MeV with fΛQ unconstrained and ΓH<26MeV for fΛQ=0 at the 95% C.L. The constraint fΛQ<3.8×10-3 at the 95% C.L. is obtained for the expected standard model Higgs boson width.
URI: http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/11660
ISSN: 1550-7998
1550-2368
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