Search for Higgs boson pair production in the bbbb final state from pp collisions at √s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector

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A search for Higgs boson pair production pp → hh is performed with 19.5 fb-1 of proton-proton collision data at √s = 8TeV, which were recorded by the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider in 2012. The decay products of each Higgs boson are reconstructed as a highmomentum bb system with either a pair of small-radius jets or a single large-radius jet, the latter exploiting jet substructure techniques and associated b-tagged track-jets. No evidence for resonant or non-resonant Higgs boson pair production is observed. The data are interpreted in the context of the Randall-Sundrum model with a warped extra dimension as well as the two-Higgs-doublet model. An upper limit on the cross-section for pp → G*KK → hh → bbbb of 3.2 (2.3) fb is set for aKaluza-Klein graviton G*KK mass of 1.0 (1.5)TeV, at the 95 % confidence level. The search for non-resonant Standard Model hh production sets an observed 95 % confidence level upper limit on the production cross-section σ(pp → hh → bbbb) of 202 fb, compared to a Standard Model prediction of σ(pp → hh → bbbb) = 3.6 ± 0.5fb.

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Aad, G., Abbott, B., Abdallah, J., Abdinov, O., Aben, R., Abolins, M., … Zwalinski, L. (2015). Search for Higgs boson pair production in the bbbb final state from pp collisions at √s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector. European Physical Journal C, 75(9). https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-015-3628-x

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