A search is presented for narrow heavy resonances X decaying into pairs of Higgs bosons (\({\mathrm{H}}\)) in proton-proton collisions collected by the CMS experiment at the LHC at \(\sqrt{s}=8\,\text {TeV} \). The data correspond to an integrated luminosity of 19.7\(\,\text {fb}^{-1}\). The search considers \({\mathrm{H}} {\mathrm{H}} \) resonances with masses between 1 and 3\(\,\text {TeV}\), having final states of two b quark pairs. Each Higgs boson is produced with large momentum, and the hadronization products of the pair of b quarks can usually be reconstructed as single large jets. The background from multijet and \({\mathrm{t}}\overline{{\mathrm{t}}}\) events is significantly reduced by applying requirements related to the flavor of the jet, its mass, and its substructure. The signal would be identified as a peak on top of the dijet invariant mass spectrum of the remaining background events. No evidence is observed for such a signal. Upper limits obtained at 95 % confidence level for the product of the production cross section and branching fraction \(\sigma ({{\mathrm{g}} {\mathrm{g}}} \rightarrow \mathrm {X})\, \mathcal {B}({\mathrm {X}} \rightarrow {\mathrm{H}} {\mathrm{H}} \rightarrow {\mathrm{b}} \overline{{\mathrm{b}}} {\mathrm{b}} \overline{{\mathrm{b}}} )\) range from 10 to 1.5\(\text {\,fb}\) for the mass of X from 1.15 to 2.0\(\,\text {TeV}\), significantly extending previous searches. For a warped extra dimension theory with a mass scale \(\Lambda _\mathrm {R} = 1\)\(\,\text {TeV}\), the data exclude radion scalar masses between 1.15 and 1.55\(\,\text {TeV}\).

Search for heavy resonances decaying to two Higgs bosons in final states containing four b quarks

CANDELISE, VIERI;DELLA RICCA, GIUSEPPE;LA LICATA, CHIARA;SCHIZZI, ANDREA;
2016

Abstract

A search is presented for narrow heavy resonances X decaying into pairs of Higgs bosons (\({\mathrm{H}}\)) in proton-proton collisions collected by the CMS experiment at the LHC at \(\sqrt{s}=8\,\text {TeV} \). The data correspond to an integrated luminosity of 19.7\(\,\text {fb}^{-1}\). The search considers \({\mathrm{H}} {\mathrm{H}} \) resonances with masses between 1 and 3\(\,\text {TeV}\), having final states of two b quark pairs. Each Higgs boson is produced with large momentum, and the hadronization products of the pair of b quarks can usually be reconstructed as single large jets. The background from multijet and \({\mathrm{t}}\overline{{\mathrm{t}}}\) events is significantly reduced by applying requirements related to the flavor of the jet, its mass, and its substructure. The signal would be identified as a peak on top of the dijet invariant mass spectrum of the remaining background events. No evidence is observed for such a signal. Upper limits obtained at 95 % confidence level for the product of the production cross section and branching fraction \(\sigma ({{\mathrm{g}} {\mathrm{g}}} \rightarrow \mathrm {X})\, \mathcal {B}({\mathrm {X}} \rightarrow {\mathrm{H}} {\mathrm{H}} \rightarrow {\mathrm{b}} \overline{{\mathrm{b}}} {\mathrm{b}} \overline{{\mathrm{b}}} )\) range from 10 to 1.5\(\text {\,fb}\) for the mass of X from 1.15 to 2.0\(\,\text {TeV}\), significantly extending previous searches. For a warped extra dimension theory with a mass scale \(\Lambda _\mathrm {R} = 1\)\(\,\text {TeV}\), the data exclude radion scalar masses between 1.15 and 1.55\(\,\text {TeV}\).
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