@article{08d27f52628842ee9d7980f7ff96aae5,

title = "Test of CP invariance in vector-boson fusion production of the Higgs boson using the Optimal Observable method in the ditau decay channel with the ATLAS detector",

abstract = "A test of CP invariance in Higgs boson production via vector-boson fusion using the method of the Optimal Observable is presented. The analysis exploits the decay mode of the Higgs boson into a pair of τ leptons and is based on 20.3 fb - 1 of proton–proton collision data at s = 8 TeV collected by the ATLAS experiment at the LHC. Contributions from CP-violating interactions between the Higgs boson and electroweak gauge bosons are described in an effective field theory framework, in which the strength of CP violation is governed by a single parameter d~. The mean values and distributions of CP-odd observables agree with the expectation in the Standard Model and show no sign of CP violation. The CP-mixing parameter d~ is constrained to the interval (- 0.11 , 0.05) at 68% confidence level, consistent with the Standard Model expectation of d~ = 0.",

author = "{The ATLAS collaboration} and G. Aad and B. Abbott and O. Abdinov and J. Abdallah and B. Abeloos and R. Aben and M. Abolins and R. Aben and M. Abolins and AbouZeid, {O. S.} and Abraham, {N. L.} and H. Abramowicz and H. Abreu and R. Abreu and Y. Abulaiti and Acharya, {B. S.} and L. Adamczyk and Adams, {D. L.} and J. Adelman and S. Adomeit and T. Adye and Affolder, {A. A.} and T. Agatonovic-Jovin and J. Agricola and Aguilar-Saavedra, {J. A.} and Ahlen, {S. P.} and F. Ahmadov and G. Aielli and H. Akerstedt and {\AA}kesson, {T. P.A.} and Akimov, {A. V.} and Alberghi, {G. L.} and J. Albert and S. Albrand and Verzini, {M. J.Alconada} and M. Aleksa and Aleksandrov, {I. N.} and C. Alexa and G. Alexander and T. Alexopoulos and M. Alhroob and G. Alimonti and J. Alison and Alkire, {S. P.} and Allbrooke, {B. M.M.} and K. Cranmer and A. Haas and M. Losada and Mincer, {A. I.} and P. Nemethy",

note = "Publisher Copyright: {\textcopyright} 2016, CERN for the benefit of the ATLAS collaboration.",

year = "2016",

month = dec,

day = "1",

doi = "10.1140/epjc/s10052-016-4499-5",

language = "English (US)",

volume = "76",

journal = "European Physical Journal C",

issn = "1434-6044",

publisher = "Springer New York",

number = "12",

}