7-12 June 2021
Europe/Paris timezone

Search for Dark Matter produced in association with a Standard Model Higgs boson decaying to b-quarks with 139 fb−1 of pp collision data with the ATLAS detector

Jun 10, 2021, 6:45 PM


Experimental poster Dark Sector BSM Poster Session


Janik Von Ahnen (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DE))


Many extensions of the Standard Model predict the production of Dark Matter in association with Higgs bosons.
This search examines the final state of missing transverse momentum
accompanied by a bb pair coming from a Higgs boson decay. For this purpose proton-proton
collision data is used which is produced at 13 TeV centre-of-mass energy and recorded by the
ATLAS experiment at the LHC, amounting to an integrated luminosity of 139 fb−1.
The increase in integrated luminosity in conjunction with many analysis optimizations result in
a better sensitivity in comparison to previous iterations. No significant deviation from the
Standard Model is observed and the results are interpreted in the context of the 2-Higgs
doublet models with an additional vector or pseudoscalar mediator.

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