@article{42efc9421b1b412ba1315fd4c3f236cf,

title = "Constraints on the off-shell Higgs boson signal strength in the high-mass ZZ and WW final states with the ATLAS detector",

abstract = "Measurements of the ZZ and WW final states in the mass range above the 2mZ and 2mW thresholds provide a unique opportunity to measure the off-shell coupling strength of the Higgs boson. This paper presents constraints on the off-shell Higgs boson event yields normalised to the Standard Model prediction (signal strength) in the ZZ → 4ℓ, ZZ → 2ℓ2ν and WW → eνµν final states. The result is based on pp collision data collected by the ATLAS experiment at the LHC, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 20.3 fb-1 at a collision energy of √s = 8 TeV. Using the CLs method, the observed 95 % confidence level (CL) upper limit on the off-shell signal strength is in the range 5.1-8.6, with an expected range of 6.7-11.0. In each case the range is determined by varying the unknown gg → ZZ and gg → WW background K-factor from higher-order quantum chromodynamics corrections between half and twice the value of the known signal K-factor. Assuming the relevant Higgs boson couplings are independent of the energy scale of the Higgs boson production, a combination with the on-shell measurements yields an observed (expected) 95 %CL upper limit on ΓH/ΓSM H in the range 4.5-7.5 (6.5-11.2) using the same variations of the background K-factor. Assuming that the unknown gg → VV background K-factor is equal to the signal K-factor, this translates into an observed (expected) 95 % CL upper limit on the Higgs boson total width of 22.7 (33.0) MeV.",

author = "{ATLAS Collaboration} and G. Aad and B. Abbott and J. Abdallah and O. Abdinov and R. Aben and M. Abolins and AbouZeid, {O. S.} and H. Abramowicz and H. Abreu and R. Abreu and Y. Abulaiti and Acharya, {B. S.} and L. Adamczyk and Adams, {D. L.} and J. Adelman and S. Adomeit and T. Adye and Affolder, {A. A.} and T. Agatonovic-Jovin and Aguilar-Saavedra, {J. A.} and M. Agustoni and Ahlen, {S. P.} and F. Ahmadov and G. Aielli and H. Akerstedt and {\AA}kesson, {T. P.A.} and G. Akimoto and Akimov, {A. V.} and Alberghi, {G. L.} and J. Albert and S. Albrand and {Alconada Verzini}, {M. J.} and M. Aleksa and Aleksandrov, {I. N.} and C. Alexa and G. Alexander and T. Alexopoulos and M. Alhroob and G. Alimonti and L. Alio and J. Alison and Alkire, {S. P.} and Allbrooke, {B. M.M.} and Allport, {P. P.} and A. Aloisio and A. Alonso and F. Alonso and C. Alpigiani and A. Altheimer and {Alvarez Gonzalez}, B. and {{\'A}lvarez Piqueras}, D. and Alviggi, {M. G.} and K. Amako and {Amaral Coutinho}, Y. and C. Amelung and D. Amidei and {Amor Dos Santos}, {S. P.} and A. Amorim and S. Amoroso and N. Amram and G. Amundsen and C. Anastopoulos and Ancu, {L. S.} and N. Andari and T. Andeen and Anders, {C. F.} and G. Anders and Anderson, {K. J.} and A. Andreazza and V. Andrei and S. Angelidakis and I. Angelozzi and P. Anger and A. Angerami and F. Anghinolfi and Anisenkov, {A. V.} and N. Anjos and A. Annovi and M. Antonelli and A. Antonov and J. Antos and F. Anulli and M. Aoki and {Aperio Bella}, L. and G. Arabidze and Y. Arai and Araque, {J. P.} and Arce, {A. T.H.} and Arduh, {F. A.} and Arguin, {J. F.} and S. Argyropoulos and M. Arik and Armbruster, {A. J.} and O. Arnaez and V. Arnal and H. Arnold and M. Arratia and O. Arslan and A. Artamonov and G. Artoni and S. Asai and N. Asbah and A. Ashkenazi and B. {\AA}sman and L. Asquith and K. Assamagan and R. Astalos and M. Atkinson and Atlay, {N. B.} and B. Auerbach and K. Augsten and M. Aurousseau and G. Avolio and B. Axen and Ayoub, {M. K.} and G. Azuelos and Baak, {M. A.} and Baas, {A. E.} and C. Bacci and H. Bachacou and K. Bachas and M. Backes and M. Backhaus and E. Badescu and P. Bagiacchi and P. Bagnaia and Y. Bai and T. Bain and Baines, {J. T.} and Baker, {O. K.} and P. Balek and T. Balestri and F. Balli and E. Banas and Sw Banerjee and Bannoura, {A. A.E.} and Bansil, {H. S.} and L. Barak and Baranov, {S. P.} and Barberio, {E. L.} and D. Barberis and M. Barbero and T. Barillari and M. Barisonzi and T. Barklow and N. Barlow and Barnes, {S. L.} and Barnett, {B. M.} and Barnett, {R. M.} and Z. Barnovska and A. Baroncelli and G. Barone and Barr, {A. J.} and F. Barreiro and {Barreiro Guimar{\~a}es da Costa}, J. and R. Bartoldus and Barton, {A. E.} and P. Bartos and A. Bassalat and A. Basye and Bates, {R. L.} and Batista, {S. J.} and Batley, {J. R.} and M. Battaglia and M. Bauce and F. Bauer and Bawa, {H. S.} and Beacham, {J. B.} and Beattie, {M. D.} and T. Beau and Beauchemin, {P. H.} and R. Beccherle and P. Bechtle and Beck, {H. P.} and K. Becker and M. Becker and S. Becker and M. Beckingham and C. Becot and Beddall, {A. J.} and A. Beddall and Bednyakov, {V. A.} and Bee, {C. P.} and Beemster, {L. J.} and Beermann, {T. A.} and M. Begel and Behr, {J. K.} and C. Belanger-Champagne and Bell, {W. H.} and G. Bella and L. Bellagamba and A. Bellerive and M. Bellomo and K. Belotskiy and O. Beltramello and O. Benary and D. Benchekroun and M. Bender and K. Bendtz and X. Zhao",

note = "Publisher Copyright: {\textcopyright} CERN for the benefit of the ATLAS collaboration 2015.",

year = "2015",

doi = "10.1140/epjc/s10052-015-3542-2",

language = "English",

volume = "75",

pages = "1--34",

journal = "European Physical Journal C",

issn = "1434-6044",

number = "7",

}