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Ways to detect a light Higgs boson at the LHC

De Roeck, A.; Khoze, V.A.; Martin, A.D.; Orava, R.; Ryskin, M.G.


A. De Roeck

V.A. Khoze

A.D. Martin

R. Orava

M.G. Ryskin


We summarize the possible processes which may be used to search for a Higgs boson, of mass in the range 114–130 GeV, at the LHC. We discuss, in detail, two processes with rapidity gaps: exclusive Higgs production with tagged outgoing protons and production by Weak Boson Fusion, in each case taking H → b¯b as the signal. We make an extensive study of all possible b¯b backgrounds, and discuss the relevant experimental issues. We emphasize the special features of these signals, and of their background processes, and show that they could play an important role in identifying a light Higgs boson at the LHC.


De Roeck, A., Khoze, V., Martin, A., Orava, R., & Ryskin, M. (2002). Ways to detect a light Higgs boson at the LHC. The European Physical Journal C, 25(3), 391-403.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2002-10
Deposit Date May 12, 2008
Publicly Available Date May 12, 2008
Journal European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields
Print ISSN 1434-6044
Electronic ISSN 1434-6052
Publisher SpringerOpen
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 25
Issue 3
Pages 391-403
Keywords Physics event generation, Soft color interactions, Gamma-gamma collisions, Rapidity gaps, Fermilab tevatron, Parton distributions, Discovery mode, Final-states, Scattering, Collider.


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