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Double-diffractive processes in high resolution missing-mass experiments at the Tevatron

Khoze, V.A.; Martin, A.D.; Ryskin, M.G.

Authors

V.A. Khoze

A.D. Martin

M.G. Ryskin



Abstract

We evaluate, in a model-independent way, the signal-to-background ratio for Higgs→ b¯b detection in exclusive double-diffractive events at the Tevatron and the LHC. For the missing-mass approach to be able to identify the Higgs boson, it will be necessary to use a central jet detector and to tag b quark jets. The signal is predicted to be very small at the Tevatron, but observable at the LHC. However we note that the background, that is double-diffractive dijet production, may serve as a unique gluon factory. We also give estimates for the double-diffractive production of χc and χb mesons at the Tevatron. We emphasize that a high-resolution missing-mass measurement, on its own, is insufficient to identify rare processes.

Citation

Khoze, V., Martin, A., & Ryskin, M. (2001). Double-diffractive processes in high resolution missing-mass experiments at the Tevatron. The European Physical Journal C, 19(3), 477-483. https://doi.org/10.1007/s100520100637

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Mar 23, 2001
Deposit Date May 8, 2008
Publicly Available Date May 8, 2008
Journal European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields
Print ISSN 1434-6044
Electronic ISSN 1434-6052
Publisher SpringerOpen
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 19
Issue 3
Pages 477-483
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s100520100637
Keywords Double-pomeron exchange, Wave quarkonium decays, Parton distributions, QCD corrections, Jet production, Collisions, Collider, Gluon, Boson, LHC.

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