Search for beyond the standard model Higgs bosons decaying into a $\mathrm{b\overline{b}}$ pair in pp collisions at $\sqrt{s} =$ 13 TeV

The CMS collaboration Sirunyan, Albert M ; Tumasyan, Armen ; Adam, Wolfgang ; et al.
JHEP 1808 (2018) 113, 2018.
Inspire Record 1675818 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.86133

A search for Higgs bosons that decay into a bottom quark-antiquark pair and are accompanied by at least one additional bottom quark is performed with the CMS detector. The data analyzed were recorded in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of $ \sqrt{s}=13 $ TeV at the LHC, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.7 fb$^{−1}$. The final state considered in this analysis is particularly sensitive to signatures of a Higgs sector beyond the standard model, as predicted in the generic class of two Higgs doublet models (2HDMs). No signal above the standard model background expectation is observed. Stringent upper limits on the cross section times branching fraction are set for Higgs bosons with masses up to 1300 GeV. The results are interpreted within several MSSM and 2HDM scenarios.

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Expected and observed 95% CL upper limits on sigma(pp->b+H(MSSM)+X) * B(H(MSSM) -> bb) in pb as a function of m(H(MSSM)), where H(MSSM) denotes a heavy Higgs-like state like the H and A bosons of MSSM and 2HDM, as obtained from the 13 TeV data.

Expected and observed 95% CL upper limits on tan(beta) as a function of m(A) in the mhmodp benchmark scenario for a higgsino mass parameter of mu=+200 GeV. Since theoretical predictions are not reliable for tan(beta)>60, entries for which tan(beta) would exceed this value are indicated by N/A.

Expected and observed 95% CL upper limits on tan(beta) as a function of m(A) in the hMSSM benchmark scenario. Since theoretical predictions are not reliable for tan(beta)>60, entries for which tan(beta) would exceed this value are indicated by N/A.


Search for an exotic decay of the Higgs boson to a pair of light pseudoscalars in the final state with two b quarks and two $\tau$ leptons in proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s}=$ 13 TeV

The CMS collaboration Sirunyan, Albert M ; Tumasyan, Armen ; Adam, Wolfgang ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B785 (2018) 462, 2018.
Inspire Record 1674926 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.86228

A search for an exotic decay of the Higgs boson to a pair of light pseudoscalar bosons is performed for the first time in the final state with two b quarks and two $\tau$ leptons. The search is motivated in the context of models of physics beyond the standard model (SM), such as two Higgs doublet models extended with a complex scalar singlet (2HDM+S), which include the next-to-minimal supersymmetric SM (NMSSM). The results are based on a data set of proton-proton collisions corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9 fb$^{-1}$, accumulated by the CMS experiment at the LHC in 2016 at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV. Masses of the pseudoscalar boson between 15 and 60 GeV are probed, and no excess of events above the SM expectation is observed. Upper limits between 3 and 12% are set on the branching fraction $\mathcal{B}$(h $\to$ aa $\to$ 2$\tau$2b) assuming the SM production of the Higgs boson. Upper limits are also set on the branching fraction of the Higgs boson to two light pseudoscalar bosons in different 2HDM+S scenarios. Assuming the SM production cross section for the Higgs boson, the upper limit on this quantity is as low as 20% for a mass of the pseudoscalar of 40 GeV in the NMSSM.

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Expected and observed 95% CL upper limits on (sigma(pp->h)/sigma(pp->hSM)) * B(h -> aa -> bbtautau) as a function of m(a), where h(SM) is the Higgs boson of the standard model, h is the observed particle with mass of 125 GeV, and a denotes a light Higgs-like state, as obtained from the 13 TeV data.


Search for an exotic decay of the Higgs boson to a pair of light pseudoscalars in the final state of two muons and two $\tau$ leptons in proton-proton collisions at $ \sqrt{s}=13 $ TeV

The CMS collaboration Sirunyan, Albert M ; Tumasyan, Armen ; Adam, Wolfgang ; et al.
JHEP 1811 (2018) 018, 2018.
Inspire Record 1673011 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.85886

A search for exotic Higgs boson decays to light pseudoscalars in the final state of two muons and two $\tau$ leptons is performed using proton-proton collision data recorded by the CMS experiment at the LHC at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV in 2016, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.9 fb$^{-1}$. Masses of the pseudoscalar boson between 15.0 and 62.5 GeV are probed, and no significant excess of data is observed above the prediction of the standard model. Upper limits are set on the branching fraction of the Higgs boson to two light pseudoscalar bosons in different types of two-Higgs-doublet models extended with a complex scalar singlet.

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Expected and observed 95% CL upper limits on (sigma(pp->h)/sigma(pp->hSM)) * B(h -> aa -> mumutautau) as a function of m(a), where h(SM) is the Higgs boson of the standard model, h is the observed particle with mass of 125 GeV, and a denotes a light Higgs-like state, as obtained from the 13 TeV data.


Measurement of the $t\bar{t}$ production cross section using events in the e$\mu$ final state in pp collisions at $\sqrt{s} =$ 13 TeV

The CMS collaboration Khachatryan, Vardan ; Sirunyan, Albert M ; Tumasyan, Armen ; et al.
No Journal Information, 2016.
Inspire Record 1497736 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.76735

The cross section of top quark-antiquark pair production in proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 13 TeV is measured by the CMS experiment at the LHC, using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 2.2 inverse femtobarns. The measurement is performed by analyzing events in which the final state includes one electron, one muon, and two or more jets, at least one of which is identified as originating from hadronization of a b quark. The measured cross section is 792 +/- 8 (stat) +/- 37 (syst) +/- 21 (lumi) pb, in agreement with the expectation from the standard model.

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Summary of the individual contributions to the uncertainty in the $\sigma_{t\bar{t}}$ measurement.

Measurement of the $t\bar{t}$ production cross-section in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s} = 13$ TeV.

Number of dilepton events obtained after applying the full selection. The results are given for the individual sources of background, $t\bar{t}$ signal with a top quark mass of 172.5 GeV and $\sigma_{t\bar{t}}$ = 832 +/- 46 pb, and data. The uncertainties correspond to statistical and systematic components.


Measurement of the production cross section of the W boson in association with two b jets in pp collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 8 TeV

The CMS collaboration Khachatryan, Vardan ; Sirunyan, Albert M ; Tumasyan, Armen ; et al.
No Journal Information, 2016.
Inspire Record 1484162 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.76543

The production cross section of a W boson in association with two b jets is measured using a sample of proton-proton collisions at $ \sqrt{s} = $ 8 TeV collected by the CMS experiment at the CERN LHC. The data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 19.8 fb$^{-1}$. The W bosons are reconstructed via their leptonic decays, $ \mathrm{ W }\to\ell\nu $, where $\ell=\mu$ or $\mathrm{ e }$. The fiducial region studied contains exactly one lepton with transverse momentum $ p_{\mathrm{T}}^{\ell} > $ 30 GeV and pseudorapidity $ | {\eta^{\ell}} | < $ 2.1, with exactly two b jets with $ p_{\mathrm{T}} > $ 25 GeV and $ | {\eta} | < $ 2.4 and no other jets with $ p_{\mathrm{T}} > $ 25 GeV and $ | {\eta} | < $ 4.7. The cross section is measured to be $ \sigma ( {{\mathrm{ p }\mathrm{ p }}} \to {\mathrm{ W }} (\ell\nu) + \mathrm{ b \bar{b} }) =$ 0.64 $\pm$ 0.03 (stat) $\pm$ 0.10 (syst) $\pm$ 0.06 (theory) $\pm$ 0.02 (lumi) pb, in agreement with standard model predictions.

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Wbb production cross section in pb.


Measurement of the ZZ production cross section and Z $\to \ell^+\ell^-\ell'^+\ell'^-$ branching fraction in pp collisions at $\sqrt s$=13 TeV

The CMS collaboration Khachatryan, Vardan ; Sirunyan, Albert M ; Tumasyan, Armen ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B763 (2016) 280-303, 2016.
Inspire Record 1478600 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.75368

Four-lepton production in proton-proton collisions, pp to (Z/gamma*)(Z/gamma*) to l+l-l'+l'-, where l, l' = e or mu, is studied at a center-of-mass energy of 13 TeV with the CMS detector at the LHC. The data sample corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 2.6 inverse femtobarns. The ZZ production cross section, sigma(pp to ZZ) = 14.6 +1.9/-1.8 (stat) +0.5/-0.3 (syst) +/- 0.2 (theo) +/- 0.4 (lumi) pb, is measured for events with two opposite-sign, same-flavor lepton pairs produced in the mass region 60 < m[l+l-], m[l'+l'-] < 120 GeV. The Z boson branching fraction to four leptons is measured to be B(Z to l+l-l'+l'-) = 4.9 +0.8/-0.7 (stat) +0.3/-0.2 (syst) +0.2/-0.1 (theo) +/- 0.1 (lumi) x E-6 for the four-lepton invariant mass in the range 80 < m[l+l-l'+l'-] < 100 GeV and dilepton mass m[l+l-] > 4 GeV for all opposite-sign, same-flavor lepton pairs. The results are in agreement with standard model predictions.

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The (P P to Z Z to l+l-l'+l'-) fiducial cross section. The first systematic uncertainty is detector systematics, the second is luminosity uncertainty. The theoretical prediction is POWHEG generated at NLO plus the gluon-gluon initial state contribution from MCFM, using NNPDF3.0 PDFs and scales mu_F = mu_R = 0.5m[l+l-l'+l'-].

The (P P to Z to l+l-l'+l'-) fiducial cross section. The first systematic uncertainty is detector systematics, the second is luminosity uncertainty. The theoretical prediction is POWHEG generated at NLO using NNPDF3.0 PDFs and scales mu_F = mu_R = m[l+l-l'+l'-].

The total (P P to Z) cross section times the (Z to l+l-l'+l'-) branching ratio. The first systematic uncertainty is detector systematics, the second is theoretical uncertainty, and the third is luminosity uncertainty.

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Measurement of the WZ production cross section in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 13 TeV

The CMS collaboration Khachatryan, Vardan ; Sirunyan, Albert M ; Tumasyan, Armen ; et al.
No Journal Information, 2016.
Inspire Record 1477805 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.76739

The WZ production cross section in proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s) = 13 TeV is measured with the CMS experiment at the LHC using a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 2.3 inverse femtobarns. The measurement is performed in the leptonic decay modes WZ to l nu l' l', where l, l'= e, mu. The measured cross section for the range 60 < m[l'l'] < 120GeV is sigma(pp to WZ = 39.9 +/- 3.2 (stat) +2.9/-3.1 (syst) +/- 0.4 (theo) +/- 1.3 (lum) pb, consistent with the standard model prediction.

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The fiducial pp to WZ to lnul'l' cross section. The first systematic uncertainty is detector systematics and the second is luminosity uncertainty. The theoretical prediction is calculated with MCFM at NLO with NNPDF3.0 PDFs, with dynamic renormalization and factorization scales set to muR = muF = m[WZ]. The uncertainty is obtained by varying the factorization and renormalization scales independently up and down by a factor of two with the condition that 0.5 < muR/muF < 2.

The total pp to WZ cross section. The first systematic uncertainty is detector systematics and the second is luminosity uncertainty. The first theoretical prediction is calculated with MCFM at NLO with NNPDF3.0 PDFs, with dynamic renormalization and factorization scales set to muR = muF = m[WZ]. The second theoretical prediction is calculated with MATRIX at NNLO with fixed QCD scales set to muR = muF = 1/2 (m[Z] + m[W]) and with NNPDF3.0 PDFs. The uncertainty is obtained by varying the factorization and renormalization scales independently up and down by a factor of two with the condition that 0.5 < muR/muF < 2.


Measurement of electroweak production of a W boson and two forward jets in proton-proton collisions at $ \sqrt{s}=8 $ TeV

The CMS collaboration Khachatryan, Vardan ; Sirunyan, Albert M ; Tumasyan, Armen ; et al.
JHEP 1611 (2016) 147, 2016.
Inspire Record 1477806 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.76993

A measurement is presented of the cross section for the electroweak production of a W boson in association with two jets in proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 8 TeV. The data set was collected with the CMS detector and corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 19.3 fb$^{−1}$. The measured fiducial cross section for W bosons decaying to electrons or muons and for p$_{T}^{j1}$ > 60 GeV, p$_{T}^{j2}$ > 50 GeV, |η$^{j}$| < 4.7, and m$_{jj}$ > 1000 GeV is 0.42 ± 0.04 (stat) ± 0.09 (syst) ± 0.01 (lumi) pb. This result is consistent with the standard model leading-order prediction of 0.50 ± 0.02 (scale) ± 0.02 (PDF) pb obtained with MadGraph5_amc@nlo 2.1 interfaced to pythia 6.4. This is the first cross section measurement for this process.

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The measured values for the EW W(-->env, munv)+2-jets fiducial cross section.


Evidence for exclusive $\gamma\gamma \to W^+ W^-$ production and constraints on anomalous quartic gauge couplings in $pp$ collisions at $ \sqrt{s}=7 $ and 8 TeV

The CMS collaboration Khachatryan, Vardan ; Sirunyan, Albert M ; Tumasyan, Armen ; et al.
JHEP 1608 (2016) 119, 2016.
Inspire Record 1448100 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.74707

A search for exclusive or quasi-exclusive γγ → W$^{+}$ W$^{−}$ production, via pp → p$^{(*)}$ W$^{+}$ W$^{−}$ p$^{(*)}$ → p$^{(*)}$ μ$^{±}$e$^{∓}$ p$^{(*)}$ at $ \sqrt{s}=8 $ TeV, is reported using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 fb$^{−1}$. Events are selected by requiring the presence of an electron-muon pair with large transverse momentum p$_{T}$(μ$^{±}$e$^{∓}$) > 30 GeV, and no associated charged particles detected from the same vertex. The 8 TeV results are combined with the previous 7 TeV results (obtained for 5.05 fb$^{−1}$ of data). In the signal region, 13 (2) events are observed over an expected background of 3.9 ± 0.6 (0.84 ± 0.15) events for 8 (7) TeV, resulting in a combined excess of 3.4σ over the background-only hypothesis. The observed yields and kinematic distributions are compatible with the standard model prediction for exclusive and quasi-exclusive γγ → W$^{+}$ W$^{−}$ production. Upper limits on the anomalous quartic gauge coupling operators a$_{0,C}^{W}$ (dimension-6) and f$_{M0,1,2,3}$ (dimension-8), the most stringent to date, are derived from the measured dilepton transverse momentum spectrum.

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8 TeV cross section multiplied by branching fraction to opposite-sign mue final states, corrected for all experimental efficiencies and extrapolated to the full phase space.


Measurement of the t-tbar production cross section in the e-mu channel in proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 and 8 TeV

The CMS collaboration Khachatryan, Vardan ; Sirunyan, Albert M ; Tumasyan, Armen ; et al.
JHEP 1608 (2016) 029, 2016.
Inspire Record 1426692 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.74208

The inclusive cross section for top quark pair production is measured in proton-proton collisions at $ \sqrt{s}=7 $ and 8 TeV, corresponding to 5.0 and 19.7 fb$^{−1}$, respectively, with the CMS experiment at the LHC. The cross sections are measured in the electron-muon channel using a binned likelihood fit to multi-differential final state distributions related to identified b quark jets and other jets in the event. The measured cross section values are 173.6 ± 2.1(stat)$_{− 4.0}^{+ 4.5}$ (syst) ± 3.8(lumi)pb at $ \sqrt{s}=7 $ TeV, and 244.9 ± 1.4(stat)$_{− 5.5}^{+ 6.3}$ (syst) ± 6.4(lumi)pb at $ \sqrt{s}=8 $ TeV, in good agreement with QCD calculations at next-to-next-to-leading-order accuracy. The ratio of the cross sections measured at 7 and 8 TeV is determined, as well as cross sections in the fiducial regions defined by the acceptance requirements on the two charged leptons in the final state. The cross section results are used to determine the top quark pole mass via the dependence of the theoretically predicted cross section on the mass, giving a best result of 173. 8$_{− 1.8}^{+ 1.7}$ GeV. The data at $ \sqrt{s}=8 $ TeV are also used to set limits, for two neutralino mass values, on the pair production of supersymmetric partners of the top quark with masses close to the top quark mass.

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Measurement of the visible $t\bar{t}$ production cross-section in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s} = 7$ and $8$ TeV. The visible cross section is defined for events containing an oppositely charged $\rm{e}\mu$ pair from the decay chain ${\rm t} \rightarrow {\rm W b} \rightarrow {\ell} \nu {\rm b}$ (including ${\rm W} \rightarrow \tau \nu \rightarrow {\ell} \nu \nu \nu$) and with both leptons satisfying $p_T > 20\, \rm{GeV}$ and $|{\eta}| < 2.4$.

Measurement of the inclusive $t\bar{t}$ production cross-section in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s} = 7$ and $8$ TeV.

Top quark pole mass at NNLO+NNLL extracted by comparing the measured $t\bar{t}$ production cross sections at 7 and 8 TeV with predictions employing different PDF sets. The uncertainties of the CT14 PDF set are scaled to 68% confidence level.


Measurement of the $ \mathrm{ Z } \gamma \rightarrow \nu \bar{\nu} \gamma$ production cross section in pp collisions at $\sqrt{s}=$ 8 TeV and limits on anomalous $ \mathrm{ ZZ } \gamma$ and $ \mathrm{Z} \gamma \gamma$ trilinear gauge boson couplings

The CMS collaboration Khachatryan, Vardan ; Sirunyan, Albert M ; Tumasyan, Armen ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B760 (2016) 448-468, 2016.
Inspire Record 1423069 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.74458

An inclusive measurement of the Zγ→νν‾γ production cross section in pp collisions at s=8TeV is presented, using data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.6 fb −1 collected with the CMS detector at the LHC. This measurement is based on the observation of events with large missing energy and with a single photon with transverse momentum above 145 GeV and absolute pseudorapidity in the range |η|<1.44 . The measured Zγ→νν‾γ production cross section, 52.7±2.1 (stat)±6.4 (syst)±1.4 (lumi) fb , agrees well with the standard model prediction of 50.0−2.2+2.4 fb . A study of the photon transverse momentum spectrum yields the most stringent limits to date on the anomalous ZZγ and Zγγ trilinear gauge boson couplings.

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Z gamma -> nu nu gamma production cross section.

One-dimensional 95% CL limits on ZVgamma anomalous trilinear gauge couplings from the Z gamma -> nu nu gamma channel.


Measurement of spin correlations in $t\bar{t}$ production using the matrix element method in the muon+jets final state in pp collisions at $\sqrt{s} =$ 8 TeV

The CMS collaboration Khachatryan, Vardan ; Sirunyan, Albert M ; Tumasyan, Armen ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B758 (2016) 321-346, 2016.
Inspire Record 1405439 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.70230
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The result of the template fit of distributions for uncorrelated and SM-like correlated ttbar spins.


Search for anomalous single top quark production in association with a photon in pp collisions at $ \sqrt{s}=8 $ TeV

The CMS collaboration Khachatryan, Vardan ; Sirunyan, Albert M ; Tumasyan, Armen ; et al.
JHEP 1604 (2016) 035, 2016.
Inspire Record 1404159 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.70010
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The expected and observed $95\%$ CL upper limits on the FCNC $tu\gamma$ and $tc\gamma$ cross sections times branching fraction, the anomalous couplings $\kappa_{tu\gamma}$ and $\kappa_{tc\gamma}$, and the corresponding branching fractions B($t \rightarrow u \gamma$)and B($t\rightarrow c \gamma$)at LO are given. The one and two standard deviation ($\sigma$) ranges on the LO expected limits are also presented.

The expected and observed $95\%$ CL upper limits on the FCNC $tu\gamma$ and $tc\gamma$ cross sections times branching fraction, the anomalous couplings $\kappa_{tu\gamma}$ and $\kappa_{tc\gamma}$, and the corresponding branching fractions B($t \rightarrow u \gamma$)and B($t\rightarrow c \gamma$)at NLO are given. The one and two standard deviation ($\sigma$) ranges on the NLO expected limits are also presented.

Upper limits on the signal cross sections are also determined for a restricted phase-space region in which the detector is fully efficient. This removes the need to extrapolate to phase-space regions where the analysis has little or no sensitivity. The fiducial region is defined as:.

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Search for a low-mass pseudoscalar Higgs boson produced in association with a $b\bar{b}$ pair in pp collisions at $\sqrt{s} =$ 8 TeV

The CMS collaboration Khachatryan, Vardan ; Sirunyan, Albert M ; Tumasyan, Armen ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B758 (2016) 296-320, 2016.
Inspire Record 1403990 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.73991

A search is reported for a light pseudoscalar Higgs boson decaying to a pair of τ leptons, produced in association with a bb‾ pair, in the context of two-Higgs-doublet models. The results are based on pp collision data at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV collected by the CMS experiment at the LHC and corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 fb −1 . Pseudoscalar boson masses between 25 and 80 GeV are probed. No evidence for a pseudoscalar boson is found and upper limits are set on the product of cross section and branching fraction to τ pairs between 7 and 39 pb at the 95% confidence level. This excludes pseudoscalar A bosons with masses between 25 and 80 GeV, with SM-like Higgs boson negative couplings to down-type fermions, produced in association with bb‾ pairs, in Type II, two-Higgs-doublet models.

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Expected and observed 95 % CL combined upper limits in pb on pseudoscalar Higgs bosons produced in association with bb pairs, along with their 1 and 2 standard deviation uncertainties.


Measurement of the top quark pair production cross section in proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt(s) =$ 13 TeV

The CMS collaboration Khachatryan, Vardan ; Sirunyan, Albert M ; Tumasyan, Armen ; et al.
Phys.Rev.Lett. 116 (2016) 052002, 2016.
Inspire Record 1398582 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.69538
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The first measurement of the $t\bar{t}$ production cross-section in $pp$ collisions at $\sqrt{s} = 13$ TeV.


Observation of top quark pairs produced in association with a vector boson in pp collisions at $ \sqrt{s}=8 $ TeV

The CMS collaboration Khachatryan, Vardan ; Sirunyan, Albert M ; Tumasyan, Armen ; et al.
JHEP 1601 (2016) 096, 2016.
Inspire Record 1396140 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.69486
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Expected yields after the final fit, compared to the observed data for OS t$\bar{\mathrm{t}}$Z final states. Here ``hf'' and ``lf'' stand for heavy and light flavors, respectively.

Expected yields after the final fit, compared to the observed data for SS t$\bar{\mathrm{t}}$W final states. The multiboson process includes WWW, WWZ, and W$^{\pm}$W$^{\pm}$; t$\mathrm{\bar{t}}$+X includes t$\mathrm{\bar{t}}\gamma$, t$\mathrm{\bar{t}}\gamma^{*}$, and t$\bar{\mathrm{t}}$WW.

Expected yields after the final fit, compared to the observed data for 3$\ell$ t$\bar{\mathrm{t}}$W and three and 4$\ell$ t$\bar{\mathrm{t}}$Z final states. The 4$\ell$ ``Z-veto'' channel has exactly one lepton pair consistent with a Z boson decay; the ``Z'' channel has two. The multiboson process includes WWW and WWZ; t$\mathrm{\bar{t}}$+X includes t$\mathrm{\bar{t}}\gamma$, t$\mathrm{\bar{t}}\gamma^{*}$, and t$\bar{\mathrm{t}}$WW.

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Measurement of differential cross sections for Higgs boson production in the diphoton decay channel in pp collisions at $\sqrt{s}=8\,\text {TeV} $

The CMS collaboration Khachatryan, Vardan ; Sirunyan, Albert M ; Tumasyan, Armen ; et al.
Eur.Phys.J. C76 (2016) 13, 2016.
Inspire Record 1391147 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.75470

A measurement is presented of differential cross sections for Higgs boson (H) production in pp collisions at $\sqrt{s}=8$ $\,\text {TeV}$ . The analysis exploits the ${H} \rightarrow {\gamma }{\gamma }$ decay in data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 $\,\text {fb}^\text {-1}$ collected by the CMS experiment at the LHC. The cross section is measured as a function of the kinematic properties of the diphoton system and of the associated jets. Results corrected for detector effects are compared with predictions at next-to-leading order and next-to-next-to-leading order in perturbative quantum chromodynamics, as well as with predictions beyond the standard model. For isolated photons with pseudorapidities $|\eta |<2.5$ , and with the photon of largest and next-to-largest transverse momentum ( $p_{\mathrm {T}} ^{\gamma }$ ) divided by the diphoton mass $m_{\gamma \gamma }$ satisfying the respective conditions of $p_{\mathrm {T}} ^{\gamma }/m_{\gamma \gamma }> 1/3$ and ${>}1/4$ , the total fiducial cross section is $32 \pm 10$ $\text {\,fb}$ .

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Values of the pp $\to$ H $\to \gamma\gamma$ differential cross sections as a function of kinematic observables as measured in data and as predicted in SM simulations. For each observable the fit to $m_{\gamma\gamma}$ is performed simultaneously in all the bins. Since the signal mass is profiled for each observable, the best fit $\hat{m}_{\rm{H}}$ varies from observable to observable.

Values of the pp $\to$ H $\to \gamma\gamma$ differential cross sections as a function of $p_{\rm{T}}^{\gamma\gamma}$ as measured in data. For each observable the fit to $m_{\gamma\gamma}$ is performed simultaneously in all the bins. Since the signal mass is profiled for each observable, the best fit $\hat{m}_{\rm{H}}$ varies from observable to observable.

Values of the pp $\to$ H $\to \gamma\gamma$ differential cross sections as a function of |$\cos\theta^{\ast}$| as measured in data. For each observable the fit to $m_{\gamma\gamma}$ is performed simultaneously in all the bins. Since the signal mass is profiled for each observable, the best fit $\hat{m}_{\rm{H}}$ varies from observable to observable.

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Search for neutral MSSM Higgs bosons decaying to $\mu^{+} \mu^{-}$ in pp collisions at $ \sqrt{s} =$ 7 and 8 TeV

The CMS collaboration Khachatryan, Vardan ; Sirunyan, Albert M ; Tumasyan, Armen ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B752 (2016) 221-246, 2016.
Inspire Record 1386854 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.70526

A search for neutral Higgs bosons predicted in the minimal supersymmetric standard model (MSSM) for μ+μ− decay channels is presented. The analysis uses data collected by the CMS experiment at the LHC in proton–proton collisions at centre-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV, corresponding to integrated luminosities of 5.1 and 19.3 fb −1 , respectively. The search is sensitive to Higgs bosons produced either through the gluon fusion process or in association with a bb‾ quark pair. No statistically significant excess is observed in the μ+μ− mass spectrum. Results are interpreted in the framework of several benchmark scenarios, and the data are used to set an upper limit on the MSSM parameter tan⁡β as a function of the mass of the pseudoscalar A boson in the range from 115 to 300 GeV. Model independent upper limits are given for the product of the cross section and branching fraction for gluon fusion and b quark associated production at s=8 TeV . They are the most stringent limits obtained to date in this channel.

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The 95% CL upper limit on tan B as a function of mA, after combining the data from the two event categories at the two centre-of-mass energies (7 and 8 TeV). The results are obtained in the framework of the mh-mod+ benchmark scenario.

The 95% CL limit on the product of the cross section and the decay branching fraction to two muons as a function of mPHI, obtained from a model independent analysis of the data. The results refer to b quark associated production, obtained using data collected at swrt(s) = 8 TeV.

The 95% CL limit on the product of the cross section and the decay branching fraction to two muons as a function of mPHI, obtained from a model independent analysis of the data. The results refer to gluon-fusion production, obtained using data collected at swrt(s) = 8 TeV.


Search for a Higgs boson decaying into $\gamma^* \gamma \to \ell \ell \gamma$ with low dilepton mass in pp collisions at $\sqrt s = $ 8 TeV

The CMS collaboration Khachatryan, Vardan ; Sirunyan, Albert M ; Tumasyan, Armen ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B753 (2016) 341-362, 2016.
Inspire Record 1382587 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.73712

A search is described for a Higgs boson decaying into two photons, one of which has an internal conversion to a muon or an electron pair ( ℓℓγ ). The analysis is performed using proton–proton collision data recorded with the CMS detector at the LHC at a centre-of-mass energy of 8 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 fb −1 . The events selected have an opposite-sign muon or electron pair and a high transverse momentum photon. No excess above background has been found in the three-body invariant mass range 120<mℓℓγ<150 GeV , and limits have been derived for the Higgs boson production cross section times branching fraction for the decay H→γ⁎γ→ℓℓγ , where the dilepton invariant mass is less than 20 GeV. For a Higgs boson with mH=125 GeV , a 95% confidence level (CL) exclusion observed (expected) limit is 6.7 ( 5.9−1.8+2.8 ) times the standard model prediction. Additionally, an upper limit at 95% CL on the branching fraction of H→(J/ψ)γ for the 125 GeV Higgs boson is set at 1.5×10−3 .

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The 95% CL exclusion limit, as a function of the mass hypothesis, $m_H$ , on $\sigma/\sigma_{SM}$, the cross section times the branching fraction of a Higgs boson decaying into a photon and a lepton pair with $m_{\ell\ell}$ < 20 GeV, divided by the SM value.

The 95% CL exclusion limit, as a function of the mass hypothesis, $m_H$ , on $\sigma/\sigma_{SM}$, the cross section times the branching fraction of a Higgs boson decaying into a photon and a lepton pair with $m_{\ell\ell}$ < 20 GeV, divided by the SM value.

The 95% CL exclusion limit, as a function of the mass hypothesis, $m_H$ , on $\sigma/\sigma_{SM}$, the cross section times the branching fraction of a Higgs boson decaying into a photon and a lepton pair with $m_{\ell\ell}$ < 20 GeV, divided by the SM value.

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Search for neutral MSSM Higgs bosons decaying into a pair of bottom quarks

The CMS collaboration Khachatryan, Vardan ; Sirunyan, Albert M ; Tumasyan, Armen ; et al.
JHEP 1511 (2015) 071, 2015.
Inspire Record 1380177 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.70722

A search for neutral Higgs bosons decaying into a $ \mathrm{b}\overline{\mathrm{b}} $ quark pair and produced in association with at least one additional b quark is presented. This signature is sensitive to the Higgs sector of the minimal supersymmetric standard model (MSSM) with large values of the parameter tan β. The analysis is based on data from proton-proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 8 TeV collected with the CMS detector at the LHC, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 fb$^{−1}$. The results are combined with a previous analysis based on 7 TeV data. No signal is observed. Stringent upper limits on the cross section times branching fraction are derived for Higgs bosons with masses up to 900 GeV, and the results are interpreted within different MSSM benchmark scenarios, m$_{h}^{max}$ , m$_{h}^{mod +}$ , m$_{h}^{mod −}$ , light-stau and light-stop. Observed 95% confidence level upper limits on tan β, ranging from 14 to 50, are obtained in the m$_{h}^{mod +}$ benchmark scenario.

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Expected and observed 95% CL upper limits on sigma(pp->b+ H(MSSM)+X) * B(H(MSSM) -> bb) in pb as a function of m(H(MSSM)), where H(MSSM) denotes a generic Higgs-like state, as obtained from the 8 TeV data.

Expected and observed 95% CL upper limits on tan(beta) as a function of mA in the mh-max benchmark scenario for mu=+200 GeV, obtained from a combination of the 7 and 8 TeV data.

Expected and observed 95% CL upper limits on tan(beta) as a function of mA in the mh-mod+ benchmark scenario for mu=+200 GeV, obtained from a combination of the 7 and 8 TeV data.


Search for a pseudoscalar boson decaying into a Z boson and the 125 GeV Higgs boson in $ℓ^+ℓ^−b\overline{b}$ final states

The CMS collaboration Khachatryan, Vardan ; Sirunyan, Albert M ; Tumasyan, Armen ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B748 (2015) 221-243, 2015.
Inspire Record 1362177 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.70527

Results are reported on a search for decays of a pseudoscalar A boson into a Z boson and a light scalar h boson, where the Z boson decays into a pair of oppositely-charged electrons or muons, and the h boson decays into bb¯ . The search is based on data from proton–proton collisions at a center-of-mass energy s=8 TeV collected with the CMS detector, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 fb−1 . The h boson is assumed to be the standard model-like Higgs boson with a mass of 125 GeV. With no evidence for signal, upper limits are obtained on the product of the production cross section and the branching fraction of the A boson in the Zh channel. Results are also interpreted in the context of two Higgs doublet models.

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Observed and expected 95% CL upper limits on sigma A x B(A->Zh->llbb) as a function of mA in the narrow-width approximation, including statistical and systematic uncertainties.

Observed 95% CL upper limits on sigma A x B(A->Zh->llbb) as a function of mA and the A natural width Gamma.

Expected 95% CL upper limits on sigma A x B(A->Zh->llbb) as a function of mA and the A natural width Gamma.

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Search for the production of dark matter in association with top-quark pairs in the single-lepton final state in proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s) = 8 TeV

The CMS collaboration Khachatryan, Vardan ; Sirunyan, Albert M ; Tumasyan, Armen ; et al.
JHEP 1506 (2015) 121, 2015.
Inspire Record 1359293 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.70231

A search is presented for particle dark matter produced in association with a pair of top quarks in pp collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of $ \sqrt{s}=8 $ TeV. The data were collected with the CMS detector at the LHC and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 19.7 fb$^{−1}$. This search requires the presence of one lepton, multiple jets, and large missing transverse energy. No excess of events is found above the SM expectation, and upper limits are derived on the production cross section. Interpreting the findings in the context of a scalar contact interaction between fermionic dark matter particles and top quarks, lower limits on the interaction scale are set. These limits are also interpreted in terms of the dark matter-nucleon scattering cross sections for the spin-independent scalar operator and they complement direct searches for dark matter particles in the low mass region.

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Systematic uncertainties from various sources and their impact on the total background prediction.

Expected number of background events in the SR, expected number of signal events for a DM particle with the mass $M_{\chi}$ = 1 GeV, assuming an interaction scale $M_{*}$ = 100 GeV, and observed data. The statistical and systematic uncertainties are given on the expected yields.

Expected number of signal events in SR assuming an interaction scale $M_{*}$ = 100 GeV, signal efficiencies, and observed and expected limits at 90% CL on production cross sections for $\mathrm{pp \rightarrow t\bar{t} + \chi\bar{\chi}}$, for various DM particle masses.

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Search for a Higgs Boson in the Mass Range from 145 to 1000 GeV Decaying to a Pair of W or Z Bosons

The CMS collaboration Khachatryan, Vardan ; Sirunyan, Albert M ; Tumasyan, Armen ; et al.
JHEP 1510 (2015) 144, 2015.
Inspire Record 1357982 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.70736

A search for a heavy Higgs boson in the $\mathrm{H \to WW}$ and $\mathrm{H \to ZZ}$ decay channels is reported. The search is based upon proton-proton collision data samples corresponding to an integrated luminosity of up to 5.1 fb$^{-1}$ at $\sqrt{s}$ = 7 TeV and up to 19.7 fb$^{-1}$ at $\sqrt{s}$ = 8 TeV, recorded by the CMS experiment at the CERN LHC. Several final states of the $\mathrm{H \to WW}$ and $\mathrm{H \to ZZ}$ decays are analyzed. The combined upper limit at the 95% confidence level on the product of the cross section and branching fraction exclude a Higgs boson with standard model-like couplings and decays in the $m_{\mathrm{H}}$ range from 145 to 1000 GeV. We also interpret the results in the context of an electroweak singlet extension of the standard model.

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Upper limits at 95\% CL on the cross section for a heavy Higgs boson decaying to a pair of W bosons as a function of its mass and its width relative to a SM-like Higgs boson.

Upper limits at 95\% CL on the cross section for a heavy Higgs boson decaying to a pair of Z bosons as a function of its mass and its width relative to a SM-like Higgs boson.

Upper limits at 95% CL on the cross section for a heavy Higgs boson as a function of its mass and its width relative to a SM-like Higgs boson. Both, gluon-gluon fusion and VBF production processes are combined, assuming a SM-like ratio between the two.

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Measurements of the $\mathrm{Z}$ $\mathrm{Z}$ production cross sections in the $2\mathrm{l} 2\nu $ channel in proton–proton collisions at $\sqrt{s} = 7$ and $8~\mathrm{TeV} $ and combined constraints on triple gauge couplings

The CMS collaboration Khachatryan, Vardan ; Sirunyan, Albert M ; Tumasyan, Armen ; et al.
Eur.Phys.J. C75 (2015) 511, 2015.
Inspire Record 1353393 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.69984

Measurements of the $\mathrm{Z}$ $\mathrm{Z}$ production cross sections in proton–proton collisions at center-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 $~\mathrm{TeV}$ are presented. Candidate events for the leptonic decay mode $\mathrm{Z}\mathrm{Z}\rightarrow 2\mathrm{l} 2\nu $ , where $\mathrm{l}$ denotes an electron or a muon, are reconstructed and selected from data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 5.1 (19.6) $\,\text {fb}^\text {-1}$ at 7 (8) $~\mathrm{TeV}$ collected with the CMS experiment. The measured cross sections, $\sigma (\mathrm {p}\mathrm {p}\rightarrow \mathrm{Z}\mathrm{Z}) = 5.1_{-1.4}^{+1.5}\,\text {(stat)} \,_{-1.1}^{+1.4}\,\text {(syst)} \pm 0.1\,\text {(lumi)} \text {~pb} $ at 7 $~\mathrm{TeV}$ , and $7.2_{-0.8}^{+0.8}\,\text {(stat)} \,_{-1.5}^{+1.9}\,\text {(syst)} \,\pm \, 0.2\,\text {(lumi)} \text {~pb} $ at 8 $~\mathrm{TeV}$ , are in good agreement with the standard model predictions with next-to-leading-order accuracy. The selected data are analyzed to search for anomalous triple gauge couplings involving the $\mathrm{Z}$ $\mathrm{Z}$ final state. In the absence of any deviation from the standard model predictions, limits are set on the relevant parameters. These limits are then combined with the previously published CMS results for $\mathrm{Z}$ $\mathrm{Z}$ in 4 $\mathrm{l}$ final states, yielding the most stringent constraints on the anomalous couplings.

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pp->ZZ->2l2nu reduced-MET distribution in the 7 TeV dataset. Uncertainties are statistical. Last bin includes overflow events.

pp->ZZ->2l2nu reduced-MET distribution in the 8 TeV dataset. Uncertainties are statistical. Last bin includes overflow events.

pp->ZZ->2l2nu dilepton pT distribution in the 7 TeV dataset. Uncertainties are statistical. Last bin includes overflow events.

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Measurement of the Zγ Production Cross Section in pp Collisions at 8 TeV and Search for Anomalous Triple Gauge Boson Couplings

The CMS collaboration Khachatryan, Vardan ; Sirunyan, Albert M ; Tumasyan, Armen ; et al.
JHEP 1504 (2015) 164, 2015.
Inspire Record 1345354 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.66985

The cross section for the production of Zγ in proton-proton collisions at 8 TeV is measured based on data collected by the CMS experiment at the LHC corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 19.5 fb$^{−1}$. Events with an oppositely-charged pair of muons or electrons together with an isolated photon are selected. The differential cross section as a function of the photon transverse momentum is measured inclusively and exclusively, where the exclusive selection applies a veto on central jets. The observed cross sections are compatible with the expectations of next-to-next-to-leading-order quantum chromodynamics. Limits on anomalous triple gauge couplings of ZZγ and Zγγ are set that improve on previous experimental results obtained with the charged lepton decay modes of the Z boson.

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Inclusive fiducial cross sections in bins of pT(gamma) with statistical, systematic, and luminosity uncertainties, respectivley. Results are not divided by bin-widths. The last bin is the cross section for pT(gamma) > 120 GeV. Combined result of electron and muon channels.

Fiducial cross sections with jet-veto in bins of pT(gamma) with statistical, systematic, and luminosity uncertainties, respectivley. Results are not divided by bin-widths. The last bin is the cross section for pT(gamma) > 120 GeV. Combined result of electron and muon channels.

Ratio of fiducial cross section with jet-veto and the inclusive cross section in bins of pT(gamma). The last bin is the cross section for pT(gamma) > 120 GeV. Combined result of electron and muon channels.

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