Combined search for the Higgs boson with the D0 experiment
journal contributionposted on 26.04.2016 by V. M. Abazov, B. Abbott, B. S. Acharya, M. Adams, T. Adams, G. D. Alexeev, G. Alkhazov, A. Alton, A. Askew, S. Atkins, K. Augsten, C. Avila, F. Badaud
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We perform a combination of searches for standard model Higgs boson production in pp¯ collisions recorded by the D0 detector at the Fermilab Tevatron Collider at a center of mass energy of s√=1.96 TeV. The different production and decay channels have been analyzed separately, with integrated luminosities of up to 9.7 fb−1 and for Higgs boson masses 90≤MH≤200 GeV. We combine these final states to achieve optimal sensitivity to the production of the Higgs boson. We also interpret the combination in terms of models with a fourth generation of fermions, and models with suppressed Higgs boson couplings to fermions. The result excludes a standard model Higgs boson at 95% C.L. in the ranges 90