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Paper   IPM / Particles / 12378
School of Particles and Accelerator
  Title:   Search for the standard model Higgs boson decaying to bottom quarks in pp collisions at sqrt(s)=7 TeV
1.  Hessamadin Arfaei
2.  Hamed Bakhshiansohi
3.  Seyed Mohsen Etesami
4.  Ali Fahim
5.  Majid Hashemi
6.  Hoda Hesari
7.  Abideh Jafari
8.  Mohsen Khakzad
9.  A Mohammadi
10.  Mojtaba Mohammadi Najafabadi
11.  Saeid Paktinat
12.  Batool Safarzadeh
13.  Maryam Zeinali
  Status:   Published
  Journal: Phys. Lett. B
  Vol.:  710
  Year:  2012
  Pages:   284-306
  Supported by:  IPM
A search for the standard model Higgs boson (H) decaying to a b-quark pair when produced in association with weak vector bosons (V) is reported for the following modes: W(mu,nu)H, W(e,nu)H, Z(mu,mu)H, Z(e,e)H and Z(nu,nu)H. The search is performed in a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 4.7 inverse femtobarns, recorded by the CMS detector in proton-proton collisions at the LHC with a center-of-mass energy of 7 TeV. No significant excess of events above the expectation from background is observed. Upper limits on the VH production cross section times the H to b-quark pair branching ratio, with respect to the expectations for a standard model Higgs boson, are derived for a Higgs boson in the mass range 110-135 GeV. In this range, the observed 95

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