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Aad, G.; Abbott, B.; Abdallah, J.; Abdel Khalek, S.; Abdinov, O.; Aben, R.; Abi, B.; Abolins, M.; AbouZeid, O. S.; Abramowicz, H.; Abreu, H.; Abreu, R.; Abulaiti, Y.; Acharya, B. S.; Adamczyk, L.; Adams, D. L.; Adelman, J.; Adomeit, Stefanie; Adye, T.; Agatonovic-Jovin, T.; Aguilar-Saavedra, J. A.; Agustoni, M.; Ahlen, S. P.; Ahmadov, F.; Aielli, G.; Akerstedt, H.; Akesson, T. P.; Akimoto, G.; Akimov, A. V.; Alberghi, G. L.; Albert, J. und Albrand, S. (2014): Search for the Standard Model Higgs boson decay to μ⁺μ¯ with the ATLAS detector. In: Physics Letters B, Vol. 738: S. 68-86




A search is reported for Higgs boson decay to μ⁺μ¯ using data with an integrated luminosity of 24.8 fb(-1) collected with the ATLAS detector in pp collisions at s=7and8 TeV TeV at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. The observed dimuon invariant mass distribution is consistent with the Standard Model background-only hypothesis in the 120–150 GeV search range. For a Higgs boson with a mass of 125.5 GeV, the observed (expected) upper limit at the 95% confidence level is 7.0 (7.2) times the Standard Model expectation. This corresponds to an upper limit on the branching ratio BR(H→μ+μ−) of 1.5×10−31.5×10−3.