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title = "Evidence for the H → bb decay with the ATLAS detector",

abstract = "A search for the decay of the Standard Model Higgs boson into a bb pair when produced in association with a W or Z boson is performed with the ATLAS detector. The analysed data, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 36.1 fb-1, were collected in proton-proton collisions in Run 2 of the Large Hadron Collider at a centre-of-mass energy of 13TeV. Final states containing zero, one and two charged leptons (electrons or muons) are considered, targeting the decays Z → νν, W → ℓν and Z → ℓℓ. For a Higgs boson mass of 125 GeV, an excess of events over the expected background from other Standard Model processes is found with an observed significance of 3.5 standard deviations, compared to an expectation of 3.0 standard deviations. This excess provides evidence for the Higgs boson decay into b-quarks and for its production in association with a vector boson. The combination of this result with that of the Run 1 analysis yields a ratio of the measured signal events to the Standard Model expectation equal to 0.90 ± 0.18(stat.)+0.21 -0.19(syst.). Assuming the Standard Model production cross-section, the results are consistent with the value of the Yukawa coupling to b-quarks in the Standard Model.",

keywords = "Hadron-Hadron scattering (experiments), Higgs physics",

author = "{The ATLAS collaboration} and M. Aaboud and G. Aad and B. Abbott and O. Abdinov and B. Abeloos and Abidi, {S. H.} and Abouzeid, {O. S.} and Abraham, {N. L.} and H. Abramowicz and H. Abreu and R. Abreu and Y. Abulaiti and Acharya, {B. S.} and S. Adachi and L. Adamczyk and J. Adelman and M. Adersberger and T. Adye and Affolder, {A. A.} and Y. Afik and T. Agatonovic-Jovin and C. Agheorghiesei and Aguilar-Saavedra, {J. A.} and Ahlen, {S. P.} and F. Ahmadov and G. Aielli and S. Akatsuka and H. Akerstedt 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 Alderweireldt, {S. C.} and M. Aleksa and Aleksandrov, {I. N.} and C. Alexa and G. Alexander and T. Alexopoulos and M. Alhroob and B. Ali and M. Aliev and G. Alimonti and J. Alison and Alkire, {S. P.} 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 C. Amelung and D. Amidei and {Amor Dos Santos}, {S. P.} and S. Amoroso and G. Amundsen 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 S. Angelidakis and I. Angelozzi and A. Angerami and Anisenkov, {A. V.} and N. Anjos and A. Annovi and C. Antel and M. Antonelli and A. Antonov and Antrim, {D. J.} and F. Anulli and M. Aoki and {Aperio Bella}, L. and G. Arabidze and Y. Arai and Araque, {J. P.} and {Araujo Ferraz}, V. and Arce, {A. T.H.} and Ardell, {R. E.} and Arduh, {F. A.} and Arguin, {J. F.} and S. Argyropoulos and M. Arik and Armbruster, {A. J.} and Armitage, {L. J.} 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 A. Ashkenazi and L. Asquith and K. Assamagan and R. Astalos and M. Atkinson and Atlay, {N. B.} and K. Augsten and G. Avolio and B. Axen 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 Baines, {J. T.} and M. Bajic and Baker, {O. K.} and Bakker, {P. J.} and Baldin, {E. M.} and P. Balek and F. Balli and Balunas, {W. K.} and E. Banas and A. Bandyopadhyay and Sw Banerjee and Bannoura, {A. A.E.} and L. Barak and Barberio, {E. L.} and D. Barberis and M. Barbero and T. Barillari and Barisits, {M. S.} and Barkeloo, {J. T.} and T. Barklow and N. Barlow 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 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 P. Bechtle and Beck, {H. P.} and Beck, {H. C.} and K. Becker and M. Becker and C. Becot and Beddall, {A. J.} and A. Beddall and Bednyakov, {V. A.} and M. Bedognetti and Bee, {C. P.} and Beermann, {T. A.} and M. Begalli and M. Begel and Behr, {J. K.} and Bell, {A. S.} and G. Bella and L. Bellagamba and A. Bellerive and M. Bellomo and K. Belotskiy and O. Beltramello and Belyaev, {N. L.} and O. Benary and X. Zhao",

note = "Publisher Copyright: {\textcopyright} The Author(s) 2017.",

year = "2017",

month = dec,

day = "1",

doi = "10.1007/JHEP12(2017)024",

language = "English",

volume = "2017",

pages = "1--69",

journal = "Journal of High Energy Physics",

issn = "1126-6708",

number = "12",

}