Search for a heavy Higgs boson decaying into a Z boson and another heavy Higgs boson in the ℓℓbb final state in pp collisions at s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector
Publication date: Available online 11 July 2018Source: Physics Letters BAuthor(s): M. Aaboud, G. Aad, B. Abbott, O. Abdinov, B. Abeloos, S.H. Abidi, O.S. AbouZeid, N.L. Abraham, H. Abramowicz, H. Abreu, Y. Abulaiti, B.S. Acharya, S. Adachi, L. Adamczyk, J. Adelman, M. Adersberger, T. Adye, A.A. Affolder, Y. Afik, C. AgheorghieseiAbstractA search for a heavy neutral Higgs boson, A, decaying into a Z boson and another heavy Higgs boson, H, is performed using a data sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 36.1 fb−1 from proton–proton collisions at s=13 TeV recorded in 2015 and 2016 by the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. The search considers the Z boson decaying to electrons or muons and the H boson into a pair of b-quarks. No evidence for the production of an A boson is found. Considering each production process separately, the 95% confidence-level upper limits on the pp→A→ZH production cross-section times the branching ratio H→bb are in the range of 14–830 fb for the gluon–gluon fusion process and 26–570 fb for the b-associated process for the mass ranges 130–700 GeV of the H boson and 230–800 GeV of the A boson. The results are interpreted in the context of two-Higgs-doublet models.
In this study, the performance of IMERG 05B is assessed at the hourly and daily scales against dense rain gauge measurements in mainland China from May to September, 2015. Furthermore, IMERG Version 04A (IMERG 04A) is introduced as a comparison of IMERG 05B to test whether it can provide better precipitation estimates. At hourly scale, IMERG 05B is weakly related to the rain gauge measurements (coefficients of determination (R2)
Publication date: Available online 8 January 2019Source: Advances in Space ResearchAuthor(s): Manolis K. Georgoulis, Eduard P. Kontar
Publication date: Available online 17 January 2019Source: Sensing and Bio-Sensing ResearchAuthor(s): Junping TianAbstractIn this paper, a label-free aptamer-based colorimetric assay was developed by incorporating catalytic Au nanoparticles/Graphene (Au NPs/Gr) nanohybrids. As an efficient peroxidase mimic, Au NPs/Gr can oxidize ABTS1 in the presence of H2O2, generating visible color change that can be recorded by a simple UV–vis spectrophotometer. The ssDNA aptamer can absorb on Au NPs/Gr interface through non-covalent interaction, thereby reducing the catalytic activity of Au NPs/Gr. In the presence of target molecu...
Publication date: March 2019Source: Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Volume 151Author(s): Mirjam A. Tuk, Peeter W.J. Verlegh, Ale Smidts, Daniël H.J. WigboldusAbstractSource characteristics are a key determinant of preferences and choice in the interpersonal influence process. Extant literature documents the positive impact of similarity between oneself and an opinion provider on advice taking, but much less is known about how dissimilarity affects choice. While earlier research assumed that people ignore or discount the opinions of dissimilar others, we argue that dissimilarity can lead to prefer...
Not only will the moon be particularly close to Earth, but it will also be bathed in a reddish light just before midnight Eastern time.(Image credit: Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images)
Publication date: Available online 16 January 2019Source: Academic PediatricsAuthor(s): Richard G. Bachur, Kenneth A. Michelson, Mark I. Neuman, Michael C. MonuteauxABSTRACTObjectivesAs both fever and pneumonia can be are associated with tachypnea, we investigated the relationship between body temperature and respiratory rate (RR) in young children and whether temperature-adjusted RR enhances the prediction of pneumonia.MethodsIn this retrospective cross-sectional analysis of 91,429 children
ConclusionNeighborhood-level socioeconomic characteristics are associated with higher fall-related injuries. Injury prevention programs could be tailored to address these neighborhood risks.
Publication date: March 2019Source: International Journal of Paleopathology, Volume 24Author(s): Kenji Okazaki, Hirofumi Takamuku, Shiori Yonemoto, Yu Itahashi, Takashi Gakuhari, Minoru Yoneda, Jie ChenAbstractThe earliest evidence of human tuberculosis can be traced to at least the early dynastic periods, when full-scaled wet-rice agriculture began or entered its early developmental stages, in circum-China countries (Japan, Korea, and Thailand). Early studies indicated that the initial spread of tuberculosis coincided with the development of wet-rice agriculture. It has been proposed that the adaptation to agriculture cha...
California has finalized hundreds of pages of rules governing the nation's largest legal pot market, but the dense regulations are unlikely to settle long-running disputes over testing and home deliveries
Conclusions: In our study of patients with isolated elevations in amylase and/or lipase without acute pancreatitis who underwent EUS, approximately 50% had a pancreatobiliary finding, most commonly chronic pancreatitis or biliary sludge. PMID: 30646674 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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