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Title: Model-independent description and Large Hadron Collider implications of suppressed two-photon decay of a light Higgs boson

Abstract

For a standard model Higgs boson with mass between 115 GeV and 150 GeV, the two-photon decay mode is important for discovery at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). We describe the interactions of a light Higgs boson in a more model-independent fashion and consider the parameter space where there is no two-photon decay mode. We argue from generalities that analysis of the tth discovery mode outside its normal thought of range of applicability is especially needed under these circumstances. We demonstrate the general conclusion with a specific example of parameters of a type I two-Higgs doublet theory, motivated by ideas in strongly coupled model building. We then specify a complete set of branching fractions and discuss the implications for the LHC.

Authors:
; ;  [1]
  1. Michigan Center for Theoretical Physics (MCTP), Department of Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20929590
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. D, Particles Fields; Journal Volume: 75; Journal Issue: 11; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.75.117702; (c) 2007 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; BRANCHING RATIO; CERN LHC; GEV RANGE 100-1000; HIGGS BOSONS; HIGGS MODEL; INTERACTIONS; MASS; MATHEMATICAL SPACE; PARTICLE DECAY; PHOTONS; STANDARD MODEL

Citation Formats

Phalen, Daniel J., Thomas, Brooks, and Wells, James D.. Model-independent description and Large Hadron Collider implications of suppressed two-photon decay of a light Higgs boson. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.75.117702.
Phalen, Daniel J., Thomas, Brooks, & Wells, James D.. Model-independent description and Large Hadron Collider implications of suppressed two-photon decay of a light Higgs boson. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.75.117702.
Phalen, Daniel J., Thomas, Brooks, and Wells, James D.. Fri . "Model-independent description and Large Hadron Collider implications of suppressed two-photon decay of a light Higgs boson". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.75.117702.
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title = {Model-independent description and Large Hadron Collider implications of suppressed two-photon decay of a light Higgs boson},
author = {Phalen, Daniel J. and Thomas, Brooks and Wells, James D.},
abstractNote = {For a standard model Higgs boson with mass between 115 GeV and 150 GeV, the two-photon decay mode is important for discovery at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). We describe the interactions of a light Higgs boson in a more model-independent fashion and consider the parameter space where there is no two-photon decay mode. We argue from generalities that analysis of the tth discovery mode outside its normal thought of range of applicability is especially needed under these circumstances. We demonstrate the general conclusion with a specific example of parameters of a type I two-Higgs doublet theory, motivated by ideas in strongly coupled model building. We then specify a complete set of branching fractions and discuss the implications for the LHC.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVD.75.117702},
journal = {Physical Review. D, Particles Fields},
number = 11,
volume = 75,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Jun 01 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Fri Jun 01 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}
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