Title:
Search for the standard model Higgs boson decaying to bottom quarks in pp collisions at s√=7 TeV
Collaboration:
CMS
Journal:
DOI:
Description:
A search for the standard model Higgs boson (H) decaying to a b-quark pair when produced in association with weak vector bosons (V) is reported for the following modes: W(μ,ν)H, W(e,ν)H, Z(μ,μ)H, Z(e,e)H and Z(ν,ν)H. The search is performed in a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 4.7 inverse femtobarns, recorded by the CMS detector in proton-proton collisions at the LHC with a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV. No significant excess of events above the expectation from background is observed. Upper limits on the VH production cross section times the H to b-quark pair branching ratio, with respect to the expectations for a standard model Higgs boson, are derived for a Higgs boson in the mass range 110-135 GeV. In this range, the observed 95% confidence level upper limits vary from 3.4 to 7.5 times the standard model prediction; the corresponding expected limits vary from 2.7 to 6.7.
Owner:
Unclaimed
Run Conditions
Name:
7 TeV
Description:
4.7 fb^-1 data taken by the CMS detector with a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV in 2011.