Search for low-mass dilepton resonances in Higgs boson decays to four-lepton final states in proton–proton collisions at $\sqrt{s}=13\,\text {TeV} $

The CMS collaboration Tumasyan, A. ; Adam, W. ; Bergauer, T. ; et al.
Eur.Phys.J.C 82 (2022) 290, 2022.
Inspire Record 1961934 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.110659

A search for low-mass dilepton resonances in Higgs boson decays is conducted in the four-lepton final state. The decay is assumed to proceed via a pair of beyond the standard model particles, or one such particle and a Z boson. The search uses proton-proton collision data collected with the CMS detector at the CERN LHC, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 137 fb$^{-1}$, at a center-of-mass energy $\sqrt{s} =$ 13 TeV. No significant deviation from the standard model expectation is observed. Upper limits at 95% confidence level are set on model-independent Higgs boson decay branching fractions. Additionally, limits on dark photon and axion-like particle production, based on two specific models, are reported.

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Exclusion limit for BrHXX_Br2Xee

Exclusion limit for BrHXX_Br2Xmumu

Exclusion limit for BrHXX_Br2Xll

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Search for Higgs bosons decaying into new spin-0 or spin-1 particles in four-lepton final states with the ATLAS detector with 139 fb$^{-1}$ of $pp$ collision data at $\sqrt{s}=13$ TeV

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Braden Keim ; Abbott, Dale ; et al.
JHEP 03 (2022) 041, 2022.
Inspire Record 1954278 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.111057

Searches are conducted for new spin-0 or spin-1 bosons using events where a Higgs boson with mass $125$ GeV decays into four leptons ($\ell =$$e$,$\mu$). This decay is presumed to occur via an intermediate state which contains two on-shell, promptly decaying bosons: $H \rightarrow XX/ZX \rightarrow 4\ell$, where the new boson $X$ has a mass between 1 and 60 GeV. The search uses $pp$ collision data collected with the ATLAS detector at the LHC with an integrated luminosity of 139 fb$^{-1}$ at a centre-of-mass energy $\sqrt{s}=13$ TeV. The data are found to be consistent with Standard Model expectations. Limits are set on fiducial cross sections and on the branching ratio of the Higgs boson to decay into $XX/ZX$, improving those from previous publications by a factor between two and four. Limits are also set on mixing parameters relevant in extensions of the Standard Model containing a dark sector where $X$ is interpreted to be a dark boson.

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Distribution of $\langle m_{\ell\ell}\rangle$ for events selected in the HM $H\to XX \to 4\ell$ $\, ( 15 \,\text{GeV} < m_{X} < 60 \,\text{GeV})$ analysis. (Pre-fit background expectations and signal templates for $m_{Z_d} = 20 \,\text{GeV}$, $35 \,\text{GeV}$, and $55 \,\text{GeV}$ are given. The latter's yields are normalized with $\sigma(pp\to H\to Z_dZ_d\to 4\ell) =\frac{1}{10}\sigma_{\textrm{SM}}(pp\to H\to ZZ^*\to 4\ell)$.

Distribution of $\langle m_{\ell\ell}\rangle$ for events selected in the LM $H\to XX \to 4\mu$ $( 1 \,\text{GeV} < m_{X} < 15 \, \text{GeV} )$ analysis. The regions of 2 GeV to 4.4 GeV, and 8 GeV to 12 GeV are each excluded by the quarkonia veto. No data events pass this selection. Background expectations are pre-fit. Signal templates for $m_{Z_d} = 2 \,\text{GeV}$, $6 \,\text{GeV}$, and $15 \,\text{GeV}$ are given. All signal yields are normalized with $\sigma(pp\to H\to aa\to 4\mu) = \frac{1}{10}\sigma_{\textrm{SM}}(pp\to H\to ZZ^*\to 4\mu) = 0.15 \text{ fb}$ .

Distribution of $m_{34}$ for data and background events in the mass range $115 \,\text{GeV} < m_{4\ell} < 130 \,\text{GeV}$ after the $H\to ZX\to 4\ell$ selection. The background yield for the $H \to ZZ^* \to 4\ell$ process is post-fit and constrained to $1.2 \pm 0.16$ times the Standard Model expectation. Three $H \to ZZ_d \to 4\ell$ signal templates are shown for $Z_d$ masses of $m_{Z_d} = 20 \,\text{GeV}$, $35 \,\text{GeV}$, and $55 \,\text{GeV}$. They are normalized to a branching ratio of $\textrm{BR}(H\rightarrow ZZ_d \rightarrow 4\ell) = \frac{1}{10}\textrm{BR}(H\rightarrow ZZ^*\rightarrow 4\ell)$.

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Measurement of the energy asymmetry in $t{\bar{t}}j$ production at $13\,$TeV with the ATLAS experiment and interpretation in the SMEFT framework

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Braden Keim ; Abbott, Dale ; et al.
Eur.Phys.J.C 82 (2022) 374, 2022.
Inspire Record 1941095 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.111348

A measurement of the energy asymmetry in jet-associated top-quark pair production is presented using 139 $\mathrm{fb}^{-1}$ of data collected by the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider during $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}=13$ TeV. The observable measures the different probability of top and antitop quarks to have the higher energy as a function of the jet scattering angle with respect to the beam axis. The energy asymmetry is measured in the semileptonic $t\bar{t}$ decay channel, and the hadronically decaying top quark must have transverse momentum above $350$ GeV. The results are corrected for detector effects to particle level in three bins of the scattering angle of the associated jet. The measurement agrees with the SM prediction at next-to-leading-order accuracy in quantum chromodynamics in all three bins. In the bin with the largest expected asymmetry, where the jet is emitted perpendicular to the beam, the energy asymmetry is measured to be $-0.043\pm0.020$, in agreement with the SM prediction of $-0.037\pm0.003$. Interpreting this result in the framework of the Standard Model effective field theory (SMEFT), it is shown that the energy asymmetry is sensitive to the top-quark chirality in four-quark operators and is therefore a valuable new observable in global SMEFT fits.

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Data Measurements and predictions of the energy asymmetry in three bins of the jet angle $\theta_j$. The SM prediction was obtained from simulations of $t\bar{t}j$ events with MadGraph5_aMC@NLO + Pythia 8 at NLO in QCD for $t\bar{t}j$ + PS, including MC statistical and scale uncertainties.

Data measurements and predictions of the energy asymmetry in three bins of the jet angle $\theta_j$. The SM prediction was obtained from simulations of $t\bar{t}j$ events with MadGraph5_aMC@NLO + Pythia 8 at NLO in QCD for $t\bar{t}j$ + PS, including MC statistical and scale uncertainties.

Correlation coefficients $\rho_{i,j}$ for the statistical and systematic uncertainties between the $i$-th and $j$-th bin of the differential $A_E$ measurement as a function of the jet scattering angle $\theta_j$

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Constraints on Higgs boson properties using $WW^{*}(\rightarrow e\nu \mu \nu )jj$ production in $36.1\,\mathrm{fb}^{-1}$ of $\sqrt{s}=13$ TeV pp collisions with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Braden Keim ; Abbott, Dale ; et al.
Eur.Phys.J.C 82 (2022) 622, 2022.
Inspire Record 1932467 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.130779

This article presents the results of two studies of Higgs boson properties using the $WW^*(\rightarrow e\nu\mu\nu)jj$ final state, based on a dataset corresponding to 36.1/fb of $\sqrt{s}$=13 TeV proton-proton collisions recorded by the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. The first study targets Higgs boson production via gluon-gluon fusion and constrains the CP properties of the effective Higgs-gluon interaction. Using angular distributions and the overall rate, a value of $\tan(\alpha) = 0.0 \pm 0.4$ stat. $ \pm \,0.3$ syst is obtained for the tangent of the mixing angle for CP-even and CP-odd contributions. The second study exploits the vector-boson fusion production mechanism to probe the Higgs boson couplings to longitudinally and transversely polarised $W$ and $Z$ bosons in both the production and the decay of the Higgs boson; these couplings have not been directly constrained previously. The polarisation-dependent coupling-strength scale factors are defined as the ratios of the measured polarisation-dependent coupling strengths to those predicted by the Standard Model, and are determined using rate and kinematic information to be $a_L=0.91^{+0.10}_{-0.18}$(stat.)$^{+0.09}_{-0.17}$(syst.) and $a_{T}=1.2 \pm 0.4 $(stat.)$ ^{+0.2}_{-0.3} $(syst.). These coupling strengths are translated into pseudo-observables, resulting in $\kappa_{VV}= 0.91^{+0.10}_{-0.18}$(stat.)$^{+0.09}_{-0.17}$(syst.) and $\epsilon_{VV} =0.13^{+0.28}_{-0.20}$ (stat.)$^{+0.08}_{-0.10}$(syst.). All results are consistent with the Standard Model predictions.

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Post-fit NFs and their uncertainties for the Z+jets, top and WW backgrounds. Both sets of normalisation factors differ slightly depending on which (B)SM model is tested, but are consistent within their total uncertainties.

Post-fit event yields in the signal and control regions obtained from the study of the signal strength parameter $\mu^{\text{ggF+2jets}}$. The quoted uncertainties include the theoretical and experimental systematic sources and those due to sample statistics. The fit constrains the total expected yield to the observed yield. The diboson background is split into $W W$ and non-$W W$ contributions.

Breakdown of the main contributions to the total uncertainty on $\tan \alpha$ based on the fit that exploits both shape and rate information. Individual sources of systematic uncertainty are grouped into either the theoretical or the experimental uncertainty. The sum in quadrature of the individual components differs from the total uncertainty due to correlations between the components.

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Search for exotic decays of the Higgs boson into b$ \overline{b} $ and missing transverse momentum in pp collisions at $ \sqrt{s} $ = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Braden Keim ; Abbott, Dale ; et al.
JHEP 01 (2022) 063, 2022.
Inspire Record 1917172 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.104855

A search for the exotic decay of the Higgs boson ($H$) into a $b\bar{b}$ resonance plus missing transverse momentum is described. The search is performed with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider using 139 $\mathrm{fb}^{-1}$ of $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s} = 13$ TeV. The search targets events from $ZH$ production in an NMSSM scenario where $H \rightarrow \tilde{\chi}^{0}_{2}\tilde{\chi}^{0}_{1}$, with $\tilde{\chi}^{0}_{2} \rightarrow {a} \tilde{\chi}^{0}_{1}$, where $a$ is a light pseudoscalar Higgs boson and $\tilde{\chi}^{0}_{1,2}$ are the two lightest neutralinos. The decay of the $a$ boson into a pair of $b$-quarks results in a peak in the dijet invariant mass distribution. The final-state signature consists of two leptons, two or more jets, at least one of which is identified as originating from a $b$-quark, and missing transverse momentum. Observations are consistent with Standard Model expectations and upper limits are set on the product of cross section times branching ratio for a three-dimensional scan of the masses of the $\tilde{\chi}^{0}_{2}$, $\tilde{\chi}^{0}_{1}$ and $a$ boson.

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Distribution of the dijet invariant mass in CRZ. The Z+HF and $t\bar{t}$ scale factors, described in the text, have been applied to the simulated samples. The distribution labeled "Signal" is for the model with ($m_a$, $m_{\tilde{\chi}_{1}^{0}}$, $m_{\tilde{\chi}_{2}^{0}}$) = (45 GeV, 10 GeV, 80 GeV).

Distribution of the missing transverse energy in VRMET. The Z+HF and $t\bar{t}$ scale factors, described in the text, have been applied to the simulated samples. The distribution labeled "Signal" is for the model with ($m_a$, $m_{\tilde{\chi}_{1}^{0}}$, $m_{\tilde{\chi}_{2}^{0}}$) = (45 GeV, 10 GeV, 80 GeV).

Distribution of the dijet invariant mass in CRTop. The Z+HF and $t\bar{t}$ scale factors, described in the text, have been applied to the simulated samples. The distribution labeled "Signal" is for the model with ($m_a$, $m_{\tilde{\chi}_{1}^{0}}$, $m_{\tilde{\chi}_{2}^{0}}$) = (45 GeV, 10 GeV, 80 GeV).

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Observation of electroweak production of two jets in association with an isolated photon and missing transverse momentum, and search for a Higgs boson decaying into invisible particles at 13 $\text {TeV}$ with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Braden Keim ; Abbott, Dale ; et al.
Eur.Phys.J.C 82 (2022) 105, 2022.
Inspire Record 1915357 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.107760

This paper presents the measurement of the electroweak production of two jets in association with a $Z\gamma$ pair with the $Z$ boson decaying into two neutrinos. It also presents the search for invisible or partially invisible decays of a Higgs boson with a mass of 125 GeV produced through vector-boson fusion with a photon in the final state. These results use data from LHC proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 13 TeV collected with the ATLAS detector corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 139 fb$^{-1}$. The event signature, shared by all benchmark processes considered for measurements and searches, is characterized by a significant amount of unbalanced transverse momentum and a photon in the final state, in addition to a pair of forward jets. For electroweak production of $Z\gamma$ in association with two jets, the background-only hypothesis is rejected with an observed (expected) significance of 5.2 (5.1) standard deviations. The measured fiducial cross-section for this process is 1.31$\pm$0.29 fb. Observed (expected) upper limit of 0.37 (0.34) at 95% confidence level is set on the branching ratio of a 125 GeV Higgs boson to invisible particles, assuming the Standard Model production cross-section. The signature is also interpreted in the context of decays of a Higgs boson to a photon and a dark photon. An observed (expected) 95% CL upper limit on the branching ratio for this decay is set at 0.018 (0.017), assuming the 125 GeV Standard Model Higgs boson production cross-section.

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Post-fit results for all $m_\text{jj}$ SR and CR bins in the EW $Z \gamma + \text{jets}$ cross-section measurement with the $\mu_{Z \gamma_\text{EW}}$ signal normalization floating. The post-fit uncertainties include statistical, experimental, and theory contributions.

Post-fit results for all DNN SR and CR bins in the search for $H \to \text{inv.}$ with the $\mathcal{B}_\text{inv}$ signal normalization set to zero. For the $Z_\text{Rev.Cen.}^\gamma$ CR, the third bin contains all events with DNN output score values of 0.6-1.0. The $H \to \text{inv.}$ signal is scaled to a $\mathcal{B}_\text{inv}$ of 37%. The post-fit uncertainties include statistical, experimental, and theoretical contributions.

Post-fit results for the ten [$m_\text{jj}$, $m_\text{T}$] bins constituting the SR and CRs defined for the dark photon search with the $\mathcal{B}(H \to \gamma \gamma_\text{d})$ signal normalization set to zero. A $H \to \gamma \gamma_\text{d}$ signal is shown for two different mass hypotheses (125 GeV, 500 GeV) and scaled to a branching ratio of 2% and 1%, respectively. The post-fit uncertainties include statistical, experimental, and theoretical contributions.

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Search for dark matter produced in association with a Standard Model Higgs boson decaying into b-quarks using the full Run 2 dataset from the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Braden Keim ; Abbott, Dale ; et al.
JHEP 11 (2021) 209, 2021.
Inspire Record 1913723 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.104702

The production of dark matter in association with Higgs bosons is predicted in several extensions of the Standard Model. An exploration of such scenarios is presented, considering final states with missing transverse momentum and $b$-tagged jets consistent with a Higgs boson. The analysis uses proton-proton collision data at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV recorded by the ATLAS experiment at the LHC during Run 2, amounting to an integrated luminosity of 139 fb$^{-1}$. The analysis, when compared with previous searches, benefits from a larger dataset, but also has further improvements providing sensitivity to a wider spectrum of signal scenarios. These improvements include both an optimised event selection and advances in the object identification, such as the use of the likelihood-based significance of the missing transverse momentum and variable-radius track-jets. No significant deviation from Standard Model expectations is observed. Limits are set, at 95% confidence level, in two benchmark models with two Higgs doublets extended by either a heavy vector boson $Z'$ or a pseudoscalar singlet $a$ and which both provide a dark matter candidate $\chi$. In the case of the two-Higgs-doublet model with an additional vector boson $Z'$, the observed limits extend up to a $Z'$ mass of 3 TeV for a mass of 100 GeV for the dark matter candidate. The two-Higgs-doublet model with a dark matter particle mass of 10 GeV and an additional pseudoscalar $a$ is excluded for masses of the $a$ up to 520 GeV and 240 GeV for $\tan \beta = 1$ and $\tan \beta = 10$ respectively. Limits on the visible cross-sections are set and range from to 0.05 fb to 3.26 fb, depending on the missing transverse momentum and $b$-quark jet multiplicity requirements.

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<b>- - - - - - - - Overview of HEPData Record - - - - - - - -</b> <br><br> <b>Exclusion contours:</b> <ul> <li><a href="?table=LimitContour_ZP2HDM_obs">Observed 95% CL exclusion limit for the Z'-2HDM model</a> <li><a href="?table=LimitContour_ZP2HDM_exp">Expected 95% CL exclusion limit for the Z'-2HDM model</a> <li><a href="?table=LimitContour_ZP2HDM_exp_1s">Expected +- 1sigma 95% CL exclusion limit for the Z'-2HDM model</a> <li><a href="?table=LimitContour_ZP2HDM_exp_2s">Expected +- 2sigma 95% CL exclusion limit for the Z'-2HDM model</a> <li><a href="?table=LimitContour_2HDMa_tb1_sp0p35_obs">Observed 95% CL exclusion limit for ggF production in the 2HDM+a model</a> <li><a href="?table=LimitContour_2HDMa_tb1_sp0p35_exp">Expected 95% CL exclusion limit for ggF production in the 2HDM+a model</a> <li><a href="?table=LimitContour_2HDMa_tb1_sp0p35_exp_1s">Expected +- 1 sigma 95% CL exclusion limit for ggF production in the 2HDM+a model</a> <li><a href="?table=LimitContour_2HDMa_tb1_sp0p35_exp_2s">Expected +- 2 sigma 95% CL exclusion limit for ggF production in the 2HDM+a model</a> <li><a href="?table=LimitContour_2HDMa_tb10_sp0p35_obs">Observed 95% CL exclusion limit for bbA production in the 2HDM+a model</a> <li><a href="?table=LimitContour_2HDMa_tb10_sp0p35_exp">Expected 95% CL exclusion limit for bbA production in the 2HDM+a model</a> <li><a href="?table=LimitContour_2HDMa_tb10_sp0p35_exp_1s">Expected +- 1 sigma 95% CL exclusion limit for bbA production in the 2HDM+a model</a> <li><a href="?table=LimitContour_2HDMa_tb10_sp0p35_exp_2s">Expected +- 2 sigma 95% CL exclusion limit for bbA production in the 2HDM+a model</a> <li><a href="?table=LimitContour_ZP2HDM_2018CONF_obs">Observed 95% CL exclusion limit for the Z'-2HDM model with the benchmark used in arXiv:1707.01302.</a> <li><a href="?table=LimitContour_ZP2HDM_2018CONF_exp">Expected 95% CL exclusion limit for the Z'-2HDM model with the benchmark used in arXiv:1707.01302.</a> <li><a href="?table=LimitContour_ZP2HDM_2018CONF_exp_1s">Expected +- 1 sigma 95% CL exclusion limit for the Z'-2HDM model with the benchmark used in arXiv:1707.01302.</a> <li><a href="?table=LimitContour_ZP2HDM_2018CONF_exp_2s">Expected +- 2 sigma 95% CL exclusion limit for the Z'-2HDM model with the benchmark used in arXiv:1707.01302.</a> </ul> <b>Upper limits on cross-sections:</b> <ul> <li><a href="?table=Limits_ZP2HDM">95% CL upper limit on the cross-section for the Z'-2HDM model</a> <li><a href="?table=Limits_2HDMa_tb1_sp0p35">95% CL upper limit on the ggF cross-section in the 2HDM+a model</a> <li><a href="?table=Limits_2HDMa_tb10_sp0p35">95% CL upper limit on the bbA cross-section in the 2HDM+a model</a> <li><a href="?table=MIL">95% CL upper limit on the visible cross-section</a> </ul> <b>Theoretical cross-sections:</b> <ul> <li><a href="?table=CrossSections_ZP2HDM">Cross-section for the Z'-2HDM model</a> <li><a href="?table=CrossSections_2HDMa_tb1_sp0p35">Cross-section for ggF production in the 2HDM+a model</a> <li><a href="?table=CrossSections_2HDMa_tb10_sp0p35">Cross-section for bbA production in the 2HDM+a model</a> </ul> <b>Kinematic distributions:</b> <ul> <li><a href="?table=SR_post_plot_2b_150_200">Higgs candidate invariant mass in the region with 2 b-jets and missing energy between 150-200 GeV</a> <li><a href="?table=SR_post_plot_2b_200_350">Higgs candidate invariant mass in the region with 2 b-jets and missing energy between 200-350 GeV</a> <li><a href="?table=SR_post_plot_2b_350_500">Higgs candidate invariant mass in the region with 2 b-jets and missing energy between 350-500 GeV</a> <li><a href="?table=SR_post_plot_2b_500_750">Higgs candidate invariant mass in the region with 2 b-jets and missing energy between 500-750 GeV</a> <li><a href="?table=SR_post_plot_2b_750">Higgs candidate invariant mass in the region with 2 b-jets and missing energy higher than 750 GeV</a> <li><a href="?table=SR_post_plot_3b_150_200">Higgs candidate invariant mass in the region with at least 3 b-jets and missing energy between 150-200 GeV</a> <li><a href="?table=SR_post_plot_3b_200_350">Higgs candidate invariant mass in the region with at least 3 b-jets and missing energy between 200-350 GeV</a> <li><a href="?table=SR_post_plot_3b_350_500">Higgs candidate invariant mass in the region with at least 3 b-jets and missing energy between 350-500 GeV</a> <li><a href="?table=SR_post_plot_3b_500">Higgs candidate invariant mass in the region with at least 3 b-jets and missing energy higher than 500 GeV</a> <li><a href="?table=MET_post_plot_0L2b">Missing energy in events with 0 leptons and 2 b-jets</a> <li><a href="?table=MET_post_plot_0L3b">Missing energy in events with 0 leptons and at least 3 b-jets</a> <li><a href="?table=CR_post_plot_CR1">Yields in the different missing energy bins and muon-charge of the 1-lepton control region</a> <li><a href="?table=CR_post_plot_CR2">Yields in the different METlepInv bins of the 2-lepton control region</a> </ul> <b>Cut flows:</b> The tables contain three columns, corresponding to the Z'-2HDM and 2HDM+a model assuming 100% ggF or bbA production respectively. <ul> <li><a href="?table=Resolved_150_200_2b">Signal region with 2 b-jets and missing energy between 150-200 GeV</a> <li><a href="?table=Resolved_200_350_2b">Signal region with 2 b-jets and missing energy between 200-350 GeV</a> <li><a href="?table=Resolved_350_500_2b">Signal region with 2 b-jets and missing energy between 350-500 GeV</a> <li><a href="?table=Merged_500_750_2w0b">Signal region with 2 b-jets and missing energy between 500-750 GeV</a> <li><a href="?table=Merged_750_2w0b">Signal region with 2 b-jets and missing energy higher than 750 GeV</a> <li><a href="?table=Resolved_150_200_3pb">Signal region with at least 3 b-jets and missing energy between 150-200 GeV</a> <li><a href="?table=Resolved_200_350_3pb">Signal region with at least 3 b-jets and missing energy between 200-350 GeV</a> <li><a href="?table=Resolved_350_500_3pb">Signal region with at least 3 b-jets and missing energy between 350-500 GeV</a> <li><a href="?table=Merged_2w1pb">Signal region with at least 3 b-jets and missing energy higher than 500 GeV</a> </ul> <b>Acceptance and efficiencies:</b> <ul> <li><a href="?table=AcceptanceTimesEfficiency_a2HDM_bb_2_150_noHiggsWindowCut">2HDM+a model, bbA production, 2 b-jets, MET=150-200 GeV</a> <li><a href="?table=AcceptanceTimesEfficiency_a2HDM_bb_2_200_noHiggsWindowCut">2HDM+a model, bbA production, 2 b-jets, MET=200-350 GeV</a> <li><a href="?table=AcceptanceTimesEfficiency_a2HDM_bb_2_350_noHiggsWindowCut">2HDM+a model, bbA production, 2 b-jets, MET=350-500 GeV</a> <li><a href="?table=AcceptanceTimesEfficiency_a2HDM_bb_2_500_noHiggsWindowCut">2HDM+a model, bbA production, 2 b-jets, MET=500-750 GeV</a> <li><a href="?table=AcceptanceTimesEfficiency_a2HDM_bb_2_750ptv_noHiggsWindowCut">2HDM+a model, bbA production, 2 b-jets, MET higher than 750 GeV</a> <li><a href="?table=AcceptanceTimesEfficiency_a2HDM_bb_3_150_noHiggsWindowCut">2HDM+a model, bbA production, at least 3 b-jets, MET=150-200 GeV</a> <li><a href="?table=AcceptanceTimesEfficiency_a2HDM_bb_3_200_noHiggsWindowCut">2HDM+a model, bbA production, at least 3 b-jets, MET=200-350 GeV</a> <li><a href="?table=AcceptanceTimesEfficiency_a2HDM_bb_3_350_noHiggsWindowCut">2HDM+a model, bbA production, at least 3 b-jets, MET=350-500 GeV</a> <li><a href="?table=AcceptanceTimesEfficiency_a2HDM_bb_3_500ptv_noHiggsWindowCut">2HDM+a model, bbA production, at least 3 b-jets, MET higher than GeV</a> <li><a href="?table=AcceptanceTimesEfficiency_a2HDM_ggF_2_150_noHiggsWindowCut">2HDM+a model, ggF production, 2 b-jets, MET=150-200 GeV</a> <li><a href="?table=AcceptanceTimesEfficiency_a2HDM_ggF_2_200_noHiggsWindowCut">2HDM+a model, ggF production, 2 b-jets, MET=200-350 GeV</a> <li><a href="?table=AcceptanceTimesEfficiency_a2HDM_ggF_2_350_noHiggsWindowCut">2HDM+a model, ggF production, 2 b-jets, MET=350-500 GeV</a> <li><a href="?table=AcceptanceTimesEfficiency_a2HDM_ggF_2_500_noHiggsWindowCut">2HDM+a model, ggF production, 2 b-jets, MET=500-750 GeV</a> <li><a href="?table=AcceptanceTimesEfficiency_a2HDM_ggF_2_750ptv_noHiggsWindowCut">2HDM+a model, ggF production, 2 b-jets, MET higher than 750 GeV</a> <li><a href="?table=AcceptanceTimesEfficiency_a2HDM_ggF_3_150_noHiggsWindowCut">2HDM+a model, ggF production, at least 3 b-jets, MET=150-200 GeV</a> <li><a href="?table=AcceptanceTimesEfficiency_a2HDM_ggF_3_200_noHiggsWindowCut">2HDM+a model, ggF production, at least 3 b-jets, MET=200-350 GeV</a> <li><a href="?table=AcceptanceTimesEfficiency_a2HDM_ggF_3_350_noHiggsWindowCut">2HDM+a model, ggF production, at least 3 b-jets, MET=350-500 GeV</a> <li><a href="?table=AcceptanceTimesEfficiency_a2HDM_ggF_3_500ptv_noHiggsWindowCut">2HDM+a model, ggF production, at least 3 b-jets, MET higher than 500 GeV</a> <li><a href="?table=AcceptanceTimesEfficiency_zp2hdm_CMS_2_150_noHiggsWindowCut">Z'-2HDM model, 2 b-jets, MET=150-200 GeV</a> <li><a href="?table=AcceptanceTimesEfficiency_zp2hdm_CMS_2_200_noHiggsWindowCut">Z'-2HDM model, 2 b-jets, MET=200-350 GeV</a> <li><a href="?table=AcceptanceTimesEfficiency_zp2hdm_CMS_2_350_noHiggsWindowCut">Z'-2HDM model, 2 b-jets, MET=350-500 GeV</a> <li><a href="?table=AcceptanceTimesEfficiency_zp2hdm_CMS_2_500_noHiggsWindowCut">Z'-2HDM model, 2 b-jets, MET=500-750 GeV</a> <li><a href="?table=AcceptanceTimesEfficiency_zp2hdm_CMS_2_750ptv_noHiggsWindowCut">Z'-2HDM model, 2 b-jets, MET higher than 750 GeV</a> <li><a href="?table=AcceptanceTimesEfficiency_zp2hdm_CMS_3_150_noHiggsWindowCut">Z'-2HDM model, at least 3 b-jets, MET=150-200 GeV</a> <li><a href="?table=AcceptanceTimesEfficiency_zp2hdm_CMS_3_200_noHiggsWindowCut">Z'-2HDM model, at least 3 b-jets, MET=200-350 GeV</a> <li><a href="?table=AcceptanceTimesEfficiency_zp2hdm_CMS_3_350_noHiggsWindowCut">Z'-2HDM model, at least 3 b-jets, MET=350-500 GeV</a> <li><a href="?table=AcceptanceTimesEfficiency_zp2hdm_CMS_3_500ptv_noHiggsWindowCut">Z'-2HDM model, at least 3 b-jets, MET higher than 500 GeV</a> </ul>

Observed 95% CL exclusion limit for the Zprime-2HDM model.

Expected 95% CL exclusion limit for the Zprime-2HDM model.

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Measurement of $b$-quark fragmentation properties in jets using the decay $B^{\pm} \to J/\psi K^{\pm}$ in $pp$ collisions at $ \sqrt{s} $ = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Braden Keim ; Abbott, Dale ; et al.
JHEP 12 (2021) 131, 2021.
Inspire Record 1913061 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.94220

The fragmentation properties of jets containing $b$-hadrons are studied using charged $B$ mesons in 139 fb$^{-1}$ of $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s} = 13$ TeV, recorded with the ATLAS detector at the LHC during the period from 2015 to 2018. The $B$ mesons are reconstructed using the decay of $B^{\pm}$ into $J/\psi K^{\pm}$, with the $J/\psi$ decaying into a pair of muons. Jets are reconstructed using the anti-$k_t$ algorithm with radius parameter $R=0.4$. The measurement determines the longitudinal and transverse momentum profiles of the reconstructed $B$ hadrons with respect to the axes of the jets to which they are geometrically associated. These distributions are measured in intervals of the jet transverse momentum, ranging from 50 GeV to above 100 GeV. The results are corrected for detector effects and compared with several Monte Carlo predictions using different parton shower and hadronisation models. The results for the longitudinal and transverse profiles provide useful inputs to improve the description of heavy-flavour fragmentation in jets.

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Longitudinal profile for 50 GeV < pT < 70 GeV.

Transverse profile for 50 GeV < pT < 70 GeV.

Longitudinal profile for 70 GeV < pT < 100 GeV.

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Measurement of the production cross section of pairs of isolated photons in $pp$ collisions at 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Braden Keim ; Abbott, Dale ; et al.
JHEP 11 (2021) 169, 2021.
Inspire Record 1887997 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.104925

A measurement of prompt photon-pair production in proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s}=13$ TeV is presented. The data were recorded by the ATLAS detector at the LHC with an integrated luminosity of 139 fb$^{-1}$. Events with two photons in the well-instrumented region of the detector are selected. The photons are required to be isolated and have a transverse momentum of $p_\mathrm{T,\gamma_{1(2)}} > 40(30)$ GeV for the leading (sub-leading) photon. The differential cross sections as functions of several observables for the diphoton system are measured and compared with theoretical predictions from state-of-the-art Monte Carlo and fixed-order calculations. The QCD predictions from next-to-next-to-leading-order calculations and multi-leg merged calculations are able to describe the measured integrated and differential cross sections within uncertainties, whereas lower-order calculations show significant deviations, demonstrating that higher-order perturbative QCD corrections are crucial for this process. The resummed predictions with parton showers additionally provide an excellent description of the low transverse-momentum regime of the diphoton system.

9 data tables

Differential cross section as a function of $p_{T,\gamma_{1}}$. The table contains the values measured in data and theory predictions from SHERPA, DIPHOX and NNLOJET.

Differential cross section as a function of $p_{T,\gamma_{2}}$. The table contains the values measured in data and theory predictions from SHERPA, DIPHOX and NNLOJET.

Integrated fiducial cross section measured in data and from different predictions.

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Search for exotic decays of the Higgs boson into long-lived particles in pp collisions at $ \sqrt{s} $ = 13 TeV using displaced vertices in the ATLAS inner detector

The ATLAS collaboration Aad, Georges ; Abbott, Braden Keim ; Abbott, Dale ; et al.
JHEP 11 (2021) 229, 2021.
Inspire Record 1882568 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.106655

A novel search for exotic decays of the Higgs boson into pairs of long-lived neutral particles, each decaying into a bottom quark pair, is performed using 139 fb$^{-1}$ of $\sqrt{s} = 13$ TeV proton-proton collision data collected with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. Events consistent with the production of a Higgs boson in association with a leptonically decaying $Z$ boson are analysed. Long-lived particle (LLP) decays are reconstructed from inner-detector tracks as displaced vertices with high mass and track multiplicity relative to Standard Model processes. The analysis selection requires the presence of at least two displaced vertices, effectively suppressing Standard Model backgrounds. The residual background contribution is estimated using a data-driven technique. No excess over Standard Model predictions is observed, and upper limits are set on the branching ratio of the Higgs boson to LLPs. Branching ratios above 10% are excluded at 95% confidence level for LLP mean proper lifetimes $c\tau$ as small as 4 mm and as large as 100 mm. For LLP masses below 40 GeV, these results represent the most stringent constraint in this lifetime regime.

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95% CL exclusion limits on $\mathcal{B}(H\rightarrow aa \rightarrow b\bar{b}b\bar{b})$ for $m_a = 16$ GeV.

95% CL exclusion limits on $\mathcal{B}(H\rightarrow aa \rightarrow b\bar{b}b\bar{b})$ for $m_a = 25$ GeV.

95% CL exclusion limits on $\mathcal{B}(H\rightarrow aa \rightarrow b\bar{b}b\bar{b})$ for $m_a = 35$ GeV.

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