@article{e9e0e5ae4bff4858b3fcc2e297236b95,

title = "Cross-section measurements of the Higgs boson decaying into a pair of τ -leptons in proton-proton collisions at s =13 TeV with the ATLAS detector",

abstract = "A measurement of production cross sections of the Higgs boson in proton-proton collisions is presented in the H→ττ decay channel. The analysis is performed using 36.1 fb-1 of data recorded by the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at a center-of-mass energy of s=13 TeV. All combinations of leptonic (τ→vv with =e,μ) and hadronic (τ→hadrons v) τ decays are considered. The H→ττ signal over the expected background from other Standard Model processes is established with an observed (expected) significance of 4.4 (4.1) standard deviations. Combined with results obtained using data taken at 7 and 8 TeV center-of-mass energies, the observed (expected) significance amounts to 6.4 (5.4) standard deviations and constitutes an observation of H→ττ decays. Using the data taken at s=13 TeV, the total cross section in the H→ττ decay channel is measured to be 3.77-0.59+0.60 (stat) -0.74+0.87 (syst) pb, for a Higgs boson of mass 125 GeV assuming the relative contributions of its production modes as predicted by the Standard Model. Total cross sections in the H→ττ decay channel are determined separately for vector-boson-fusion production and gluon-gluon-fusion production to be σH→ττVBF=0.28±0.09 (stat) -0.09+0.11 (syst) pb and σH→ττggF=3.1±1.0 (stat) -1.3+1.6 (syst) pb, respectively. Similarly, results of a fit are reported in the framework of simplified template cross sections. All measurements are in agreement with Standard Model expectations.",

author = "{(ATLAS Collaboration)} and M. Aaboud and G. Aad and B. Abbott and O. Abdinov and B. Abeloos and Abhayasinghe, {D. K.} and Abidi, {S. H.} and Abouzeid, {O. S.} and Abraham, {N. L.} and H. Abramowicz and H. Abreu and Y. Abulaiti and Acharya, {B. S.} and S. Adachi and L. Adam and L. Adamczyk and J. Adelman and M. Adersberger and A. Adiguzel and T. Adye and Affolder, {A. A.} and Y. Afik and C. Agheorghiesei and Aguilar-Saavedra, {J. A.} and F. Ahmadov and G. Aielli and S. Akatsuka and {\AA}kesson, {T. P.A.} and E. Akilli and Akimov, {A. V.} and Alberghi, {G. L.} and J. Albert and P. Albicocco and {Alconada Verzini}, {M. J.} and S. Alderweireldt and M. Aleksa and Aleksandrov, {I. N.} and C. Alexa and T. Alexopoulos and M. Alhroob and B. Ali and G. Alimonti and J. Alison and Alkire, {S. P.} and C. Allaire and Allbrooke, {B. M.M.} and Allen, {B. W.} and Allport, {P. P.} and A. Aloisio and A. Alonso and F. Alonso and C. Alpigiani and Alshehri, {A. A.} and Alstaty, {M. I.} and {Alvarez Gonzalez}, B. and {{\'A}lvarez Piqueras}, D. and Alviggi, {M. G.} and Amadio, {B. T.} and {Amaral Coutinho}, Y. and A. Ambler and L. Ambroz and C. Amelung and D. Amidei and {Amor Dos Santos}, {S. P.} and S. Amoroso and Amrouche, {C. S.} and C. Anastopoulos and Ancu, {L. S.} and N. Andari and T. Andeen and Anders, {C. F.} and Anders, {J. K.} and Anderson, {K. J.} and A. Andreazza and V. Andrei and Anelli, {C. R.} and S. Angelidakis and I. Angelozzi and A. Angerami and Anisenkov, {A. V.} and A. Annovi and C. Antel and Anthony, {M. T.} and M. Antonelli and Antrim, {D. J.A.} and F. Anulli and M. Aoki and {Aparisi Pozo}, {J. A.} and {Aperio Bella}, L. and G. Arabidze and Araque, {J. P.} and {Araujo Ferraz}, V. and {Araujo Pereira}, R. and Arce, {A. T.H.} and Ardell, {R. E.} and Arduh, {F. A.} and Arguin, {J. F.} and S. Argyropoulos and Armbruster, {A. J.} and Armitage, {L. J.} and A. Armstrong and O. Arnaez and H. Arnold and M. Arratia and O. Arslan and A. Artamonov and G. Artoni and S. Artz and S. Asai and N. Asbah and Asimakopoulou, {E. M.} and L. Asquith and K. Assamagan and R. Astalos and Atkin, {R. J.} and M. Atkinson and Atlay, {N. B.} and K. Augsten and G. Avolio and R. Avramidou and Ayoub, {M. K.} and G. Azuelos and Baas, {A. E.} and Baca, {M. J.} and H. Bachacou and K. Bachas and M. Backes and P. Bagnaia and M. Bahmani and H. Bahrasemani and Bailey, {A. J.} and Baines, {J. T.} and M. Bajic and C. Bakalis and Baker, {O. K.} and Bakker, {P. J.} and {Bakshi Gupta}, D. and S. Balaji and Baldin, {E. M.} and P. Balek and F. Balli and Balunas, {W. K.} and J. Balz and E. Banas and A. Bandyopadhyay and S. Banerjee and Bannoura, {A. A.E.} and L. Barak and Barbe, {W. M.} and Barberio, {E. L.} and D. Barberis and M. Barbero and T. Barillari and Barisits, {M. S.} and J. Barkeloo and T. Barklow and R. Barnea and Barnes, {S. L.} and Barnett, {B. M.} and Barnett, {R. M.} and Z. Barnovska-Blenessy and A. Baroncelli and G. Barone and Barr, {A. J.} and {Barranco Navarro}, L. and F. Barreiro and {Barreiro Guimar{\~a}es Da Costa}, J. and R. Bartoldus and Barton, {A. E.} and P. Bartos and A. Basalaev and A. Bassalat and Bates, {R. L.} and Batista, {S. J.} and S. Batlamous and Batley, {J. R.} and M. Battaglia and M. Bauce and F. Bauer and Bauer, {K. T.} and Bawa, {H. S.} and Beacham, {J. B.} and T. Beau and Beauchemin, {P. H.} and F. Becherer and P. Bechtle and Beck, {H. C.} and Beck, {H. P.} and K. Becker and M. Becker and C. Becot and A. Beddall and Beddall, {A. J.} and Bednyakov, {V. A.} and M. Bedognetti and Bee, {C. P.} and Beermann, {T. A.} and M. Begalli and M. Begel and X. Zhao",

note = "Publisher Copyright: {\textcopyright} 2019 CERN, for the ATLAS Collaboration.",

year = "2019",

month = apr,

day = "10",

doi = "10.1103/PhysRevD.99.072001",

language = "English",

volume = "99",

journal = "Physical Review D",

issn = "2470-0010",

number = "7",

}