Search for the Standard Model Higgs boson in the decay channel H->ZZ(*)->4l with 4.8 fb-1 of pp collision data at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV with ATLAS

The ATLAS Collaboration, Wahid Bhimji, Philip Clark, Robert Harrington, Victoria Martin

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This Letter presents a search for the Standard Model Higgs boson in the decay channel H->ZZ(*)->l+l-l'+l'-, where l,l'=e or mu, using proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 TeV recorded with the ATLAS detector and corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 4.8 fb^-1. The four-lepton mass distribution is compared with Standard Model background expectations to derive upper limits on the cross section of a Standard Model Higgs boson with a mass between 110 GeV and 600 GeV. The mass ranges 134-156 GeV, 182-233 GeV, 256-265 GeV and 268-415 GeV are excluded at the 95% confidence level. The largest upward deviations from the background-only hypothesis are observed for Higgs boson masses of 125, 244 and 500 GeV with local significances of 2.1, 2.2 and 2.1 standard deviations, respectively. Once the look-elsewhere effect is considered, none of these excesses are significant.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)383-402
Number of pages20
JournalPhysics Letters B
VolumeB710
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Apr 2012

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