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Title: Observing H{yields}W{sup (*)}W{sup (*)}{yields}e{sup {+-}}{mu}{sup {+-}}pe{sub T} in weak boson fusion with dual forward jet tagging at the CERN LHC

Abstract

Weak boson fusion promises to be a copious source of intermediate mass standard model Higgs bosons at the CERN LHC. The additional very energetic forward jets in these events provide for powerful background suppression tools. We analyze the H{yields}W{sup (*)}W{sup (*)}{yields}e{sup {+-}}{mu}{sup {+-}}pe{sub T} decay mode for a Higgs boson mass in the 130-200 GeV range. A parton level analysis of the dominant backgrounds (production of W pairs, tt(bar sign) and Z{yields}{tau}{tau} in association with jets) demonstrates that this channel allows the observation of H{yields}W{sup (*)}W{sup (*)} in a virtually background-free environment, yielding a significant Higgs boson signal with an integrated luminosity of 5 fb{sup -1} or less. Weak boson fusion achieves a much better signal to background ratio than inclusive H{yields}e{sup {+-}}{mu}{sup {+-}}pe{sub T} and is therefore the most promising search channel in the 130-200 GeV mass range. (c) 1999 The American Physical Society.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53706 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20218036
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review. D, Particles Fields
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 60; Journal Issue: 11; Other Information: PBD: 1 Dec 1999; Journal ID: ISSN 0556-2821
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; HIGGS BOSONS; STANDARD MODEL; W MINUS BOSONS; W PLUS BOSONS; ELECTRONS; POSITRONS; MUONS MINUS; MUONS PLUS; PARTON MODEL; JET MODEL; Z NEUTRAL BOSONS; MONTE CARLO METHOD; THEORETICAL DATA

Citation Formats

Rainwater, D, and Zeppenfeld, D. Observing H{yields}W{sup (*)}W{sup (*)}{yields}e{sup {+-}}{mu}{sup {+-}}pe{sub T} in weak boson fusion with dual forward jet tagging at the CERN LHC. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.60.113004.
Rainwater, D, & Zeppenfeld, D. Observing H{yields}W{sup (*)}W{sup (*)}{yields}e{sup {+-}}{mu}{sup {+-}}pe{sub T} in weak boson fusion with dual forward jet tagging at the CERN LHC. United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.60.113004
Rainwater, D, and Zeppenfeld, D. Wed . "Observing H{yields}W{sup (*)}W{sup (*)}{yields}e{sup {+-}}{mu}{sup {+-}}pe{sub T} in weak boson fusion with dual forward jet tagging at the CERN LHC". United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.60.113004.
@article{osti_20218036,
title = {Observing H{yields}W{sup (*)}W{sup (*)}{yields}e{sup {+-}}{mu}{sup {+-}}pe{sub T} in weak boson fusion with dual forward jet tagging at the CERN LHC},
author = {Rainwater, D and Zeppenfeld, D},
abstractNote = {Weak boson fusion promises to be a copious source of intermediate mass standard model Higgs bosons at the CERN LHC. The additional very energetic forward jets in these events provide for powerful background suppression tools. We analyze the H{yields}W{sup (*)}W{sup (*)}{yields}e{sup {+-}}{mu}{sup {+-}}pe{sub T} decay mode for a Higgs boson mass in the 130-200 GeV range. A parton level analysis of the dominant backgrounds (production of W pairs, tt(bar sign) and Z{yields}{tau}{tau} in association with jets) demonstrates that this channel allows the observation of H{yields}W{sup (*)}W{sup (*)} in a virtually background-free environment, yielding a significant Higgs boson signal with an integrated luminosity of 5 fb{sup -1} or less. Weak boson fusion achieves a much better signal to background ratio than inclusive H{yields}e{sup {+-}}{mu}{sup {+-}}pe{sub T} and is therefore the most promising search channel in the 130-200 GeV mass range. (c) 1999 The American Physical Society.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.60.113004},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/20218036}, journal = {Physical Review. D, Particles Fields},
issn = {0556-2821},
number = 11,
volume = 60,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {12}
}