@article{f2ffb9e47a7b465283eaea5f9a9a5d25,

title = "Search for Resonant and Nonresonant Higgs Boson Pair Production in the b b τ+τ- Decay Channel in pp Collisions at s =13 TeV with the ATLAS Detector",

abstract = "A search for resonant and nonresonant pair production of Higgs bosons in the bbτ+τ- final state is presented. The search uses 36.1 fb-1 of pp collision data with s=13 TeV recorded by the ATLAS experiment at the LHC in 2015 and 2016. Decays of the τ-lepton pairs with at least one τ lepton decaying to final states with hadrons and a neutrino are considered. No significant excess above the expected background is observed in the data. The cross-section times branching ratio for nonresonant Higgs boson pair production is constrained to be less than 30.9 fb, 12.7 times the standard model expectation, at 95% confidence level. The data are also analyzed to probe resonant Higgs boson pair production, constraining a model with an extended Higgs sector based on two doublets and a Randall-Sundrum bulk graviton model. Upper limits are placed on the resonant Higgs boson pair production cross-section times branching ratio, excluding resonances X in the mass range 305 GeV",

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. 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 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 A. Ashkenazi 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 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 N. Barlow 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 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 A. Behera and Behr, {J. K.} and X. Zhao",

note = "Publisher Copyright: {\textcopyright} 2018 CERN, for the ATLAS Collaboration.",

year = "2018",

month = nov,

day = "7",

doi = "10.1103/PhysRevLett.121.191801",

language = "English",

volume = "121",

journal = "Physical Review Letters",

issn = "0031-9007",

number = "19",

}