Search for a Standard Model Higgs boson decaying to b quarks and produced in association with Z/W bosons with the CMS detector
1 University of Florida, Institute for High Energy Physics and Astrophysics, Department of Physics, Gainesville, FL USA
2 Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL USA
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A search for the standard model Higgs boson is performed in a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 1.1 fb−1, recorded by the CMS detector in proton-proton collisions at the LHC with a 7 TeV center-of-mass energy. The following modes are studied: W(μν)H, W(eν)H, Z(μμ)H, Z(ee)H and Z(νν)H, with the Higgs decaying to bb pairs. 95% C.L. upper limits on the VH production cross section are derived for a Higgs mass between 110 and 135 GeV. The expected (observed) upper limit at 115 GeV is found to be 5.7 (8.3) times the standard model expectation.
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