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Search for Higgs bosons produced via vector-boson fusion and decaying into bottom quark pairs in $\sqrt{s} = 13$ $\mathrm{TeV}$ $pp$ collisions with the ATLAS detector

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Original languageEnglish
Article number052003
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number5
StatePublished - 11 Sep 2018


A search for the $b\bar b$ decay of the Standard Model Higgs boson produced through vector-boson fusion is presented. Three mutually exclusive channels are considered: two all-hadronic channels and a photon-associated channel. Results are reported from the analysis of up to 30.6 fb$^{-1}$ of $pp$ data at $\sqrt{s} = 13$ $\mathrm{TeV}$ collected with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. The measured signal strength relative to the Standard Model prediction from the combined analysis is $2.5^{+1.4}_{-1.3}$ for inclusive Higgs boson production and $3.0^{+1.7}_{-1.6}$ for vector-boson fusion production only.

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