Publications by Farrukh Azfar

Combination of searches for the Higgs boson using the full CDF data set

Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology 88 (2013)

T Aaltonen, S Amerio, D Amidei, A Anastassov, A Annovi, J Antos, G Apollinari, JA Appel, T Arisawa, A Artikov, J Asaadi, W Ashmanskas, B Auerbach, A Aurisano, F Azfar, W Badgett, T Bae, A Barbaro-Galtieri, VE Barnes, BA Barnett, P Barria, P Bartos, M Bauce, F Bedeschi, S Behari, G Bellettini, J Bellinger, D Benjamin, A Beretvas, A Bhatti, KR Bland, B Blumenfeld, A Bocci, A Bodek, D Bortoletto, J Boudreau, A Boveia, L Brigliadori, C Bromberg, E Brucken, J Budagov, HS Budd, K Burkett, G Busetto, P Bussey, P Butti, A Buzatu, A Calamba, S Camarda, M Campanelli, F Canelli, B Carls, D Carlsmith, R Carosi, S Carrillo, B Casal, M Casarsa, A Castro, P Catastini, D Cauz, V Cavaliere, M Cavalli-Sforza, A Cerri, L Cerrito, YC Chen, M Chertok, G Chiarelli, G Chlachidze, K Cho, D Chokheli, MA Ciocci, A Clark, C Clarke, ME Convery, J Conway, M Corbo, M Cordelli, CA Cox, DJ Cox, M Cremonesi, D Cruz, J Cuevas, R Culbertson, N D'Ascenzo, M Datta

We present a combination of searches for the standard model Higgs boson using the full CDF run II data set, which corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 9.45-10.0 fb-1 collected from √s=1.96 TeV pp̄ collisions at the Fermilab Tevatron. The searches consider Higgs boson production from gluon-gluon fusion, vector-boson fusion, and associated production with either a W or Z boson or a tt̄ pair. Depending on the production mode, Higgs boson decays to W+W-, ZZ, bb̄, τ+τ-, and γγ are examined. We search for a Higgs boson with masses (mH) in the range 90-200 GeV/c2. In the absence of a signal, we expect based on combined search sensitivity to exclude at the 95% credibility level the mass regions 90<mH<94 GeV/c2, 96<mH<106 GeV/c2, and 153<mH<175 GeV/c2. The observed exclusion regions are 90<mH<102 GeV/c2 and 149<mH<172 GeV/c2. A moderate excess of signal-like events relative to the background expectation at the level of 2.0 standard deviations is present in the data for the mH=125 GeV/c2 search hypothesis. We also present interpretations of the data within the context of a fermiophobic model and an alternative standard model incorporating a fourth generation of fermions. Finally, for the hypothesis of a new particle with mass 125 GeV/c2, we constrain the coupling strengths of the new particle to W±bosons, Z bosons, and fermions. © 2013 American Physical Society.

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