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Search for anomalous couplings in the Higgs sector at LEP

Anomalous couplings of the Higgs boson are searched for through the processes e+e-→Hγ, e+e -→e+e-H and e+e -→HZ. The mass range 70 GeV<mH<190 GeV is explored using 602 pb-1 of integrated luminosity collected with the L3 detector at LEP at centre-of-mass energies s=189-209 GeV. The Higgs decay channels H→ff̄, H→γγ, H→Zγ and H→WW(*) are considered and no evidence is found for anomalous Higgs production or decay. Limits on the anomalous couplings d, d B, Δg1 Z, Δκγ and ξ2 are derived as well as limits on the H→γγ and H→Zγ decay rates. © 2004 Published by Elsevier B.V.


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