We report on the results of a search for standard model Higgs bosons produced in association with W bosons from pp̄ collisions at s=1.96TeV. The search uses a data sample corresponding to approximately 1fb-1 of integrated luminosity. Events consistent with the W→ ν and H→bb̄ signature are selected by triggering on a high-pT electron or muon candidate and tagging one or two of the jet candidates as having originated from b quarks. A neural network filter rejects a fraction of tagged charm and light-flavor jets, increasing the b-jet purity in the sample. We observe no excess νbb̄ production beyond the background expectation, and we set 95% confidence level upper limits on the production cross section times branching fraction σ(pp̄→WH)Br(H→bb̄) ranging from 3.9 to 1.3 pb, for specific Higgs boson mass hypotheses in the range 110 to 150GeV/c2, respectively. © 2008 The American Physical Society.
Publication Source (Journal or Book title)
Physical Review Letters
Aaltonen, T., Adelman, J., Akimoto, T., Albrow, M., González, B., Amerio, S., Amidei, D., Anastassov, A., Annovi, A., Antos, J., Aoki, M., Apollinari, G., Apresyan, A., Arisawa, T., Artikov, A., Ashmanskas, W., Attal, A., Aurisano, A., Azfar, F., Azzi-Bacchetta, P., Azzurri, P., Bacchetta, N., Badgett, W., Barbaro-Galtieri, A., Barnes, V., Barnett, B., Baroiant, S., & Bartsch, V. (2008). Search for standard model Higgs Bosons produced in association with W Bosons. Physical Review Letters, 100 (4) https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.100.041801