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Original languageEnglish
Article numberAad:2015gha
Pages (from-to)211
Journal Journal of High Energy Physics
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2015


A direct search for lepton-flavour-violating (LFV) $H\to\mu\tau$ decays of the recently discovered Higgs boson with the ATLAS detector at the LHC is presented. The analysis is performed in the $H\to\mu\tau_{\mathrm{had}}$ channel, where $\tau_{\mathrm{had}}$ is a hadronically decaying $\tau$-lepton. The search is based on the data sample of proton--proton collisions collected by the ATLAS experiment corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 20.3 fb$^{-1}$ at a centre-of-mass energy of $\sqrt{s}=8$ TeV. No statistically significant excess of data over the predicted background is observed. The observed (expected) 95% confidence-level upper limit on the branching fraction, Br($H\to\mu\tau$), is 1.85% (1.24%).

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