Test of CP invariance in vector-boson fusion production of the Higgs boson in the H -> tau tau channel in proton-proton collisions at root s=13TeV with the ATLAS detector
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Aad, G., Ohm, C., & Ripellino, G. (2020). Test of CP invariance in vector-boson fusion production of the Higgs boson in the H-> tau tau channel in proton-proton collisions at root s= 13TeV with the ATLAS detector. Physics Letters B, 805. [DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2020.135426]
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A test of CP invariance in Higgs boson production via vector-boson fusion is performed in the H → ττ decay channel. This test uses the Optimal Observable method and is carried out using 36.1 fb−1 of √s = 13 TeV proton–proton collision data collected by the ATLAS experiment at the LHC. Contributions from CP-violating interactions between the Higgs boson and electroweak gauge bosons are described by an effective field theory, in which the parameter ˜ d governs the strength of CP violation. No sign of CP violation is observed in the distributions of the Optimal Observable, and ˜ d is constrained to the interval [−0.090, 0.035] at the 68% confidence level (CL), compared to an expected interval of ˜ d ∈ [−0.035, 0.033] based upon the Standard Model prediction. No constraints can be set on ˜ d at 95% CL, while an expected 95% CL interval of ˜ d ∈ [−0.21, 0.15] for the Standard Model hypothesis was expected.