Search for the standard model Higgs boson in the H → ZZ → l +l -τ +τ - decay channel in pp collisions at □s = 7 TeV

Chatrchyan S., Khachatryan V., Sirunyan M., Tumasyan A., Adam W., Bergauer T., ...More

Journal of High Energy Physics, vol.2012, no.3, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2012 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/jhep03(2012)081
  • Journal Name: Journal of High Energy Physics
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: Hadron-Hadron Scattering
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: No


A search is reported for the standard model Higgs boson in the H → ZZ → l +l -τ +τ - decay mode, where l = μ or e, in proton-proton collisions at □s = 7TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 4.7 fb-1 collected with the CMS detector at the LHC. No evidence is found for a significant deviation from the background expectation. An upper limit four to twelve times larger than the predicted value is set at 95% confidence level for the product of the standard model Higgs boson production cross section and decay branching fraction in the mass range 190 < mH < 600 GeV. © 2012 SISSA.