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Title: Experimental search for W/Z pairs and Higgs bosons at very high energy hadron-hadron colliders

Abstract

We study, from an experimental point of view, the main ways to detect standard high mass Higgs bosons (from 300 GeV up to about 1 TeV) when they decay into W- and Z-pairs at the SSC. We also consider the corresponding W- and Z/sup 0/-pair continuum which may itself provide interesting physics, and we pay some attention to the case of an intermediate mass charged Higgs decaying into tau..nu../sub tau/ (m/sub H+-/ = 300 GeV). We first explain why and how high energy pp colliders may search for Higgs' and we compare their possible performances to those of the e/sup +/e/sup -/ and ep colliders at all possible mass scale (from few tens of GeV's up to 1 TeV). We then estimate the rates of the signals and the main backgrounds. We define the main characteristics of these events as reproduced by M.C. generators (especially implemented with these processes) and simulated through an idealized 4..pi.. fine-grained calorimeter. A trigger strategy for W- and Z-pairs is derived from this study. 26 refs., 28 figs.

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Research Org.:
Northeastern Univ., Boston, MA (USA); California Univ., Los Angeles (USA); Ames Lab., IA (USA); State Univ. of New York, Stony Brook (USA); Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (USA); Florida State Univ., Tallahassee (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6399930
Report Number(s):
FNAL/C-87/51; CONF-8606215-42
ON: DE87009437
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH03000; AC03-76SF00098; AC02-76CH00016
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Summer study on the physics of the superconducting super collider, Snowmass, CO, USA, 23 Jun 1986; Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; HIGGS BOSONS; PARTICLE PRODUCTION; INTERMEDIATE VECTOR BOSONS; PAIR PRODUCTION; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; CROSS SECTIONS; ELECTRON-POSITRON INTERACTIONS; ELECTRON-PROTON INTERACTIONS; FOUR-PI COUNTING; HADRON-HADRON INTERACTIONS; MASS; MONTE CARLO METHOD; PARTICLE DECAY; PROTON-PROTON INTERACTIONS; SHOWER COUNTERS; THEORETICAL DATA; BARYON-BARYON INTERACTIONS; BOSONS; COUNTING TECHNIQUES; DATA; DECAY; ELECTRON-NUCLEON INTERACTIONS; ELEMENTARY PARTICLES; INFORMATION; INTERACTIONS; INTERMEDIATE BOSONS; LEPTON-BARYON INTERACTIONS; LEPTON-HADRON INTERACTIONS; LEPTON-LEPTON INTERACTIONS; LEPTON-NUCLEON INTERACTIONS; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; NUCLEON-NUCLEON INTERACTIONS; NUMERICAL DATA; PARTICLE INTERACTIONS; POSTULATED PARTICLES; PROTON-NUCLEON INTERACTIONS; RADIATION DETECTORS; SIMULATION; 645103* - High Energy Physics- Particle Interactions & Properties-Experimental- Strong Interactions & Baryon & Meson Properties

Citation Formats

Alverson, G, Bengtsson, H U, Hauptman, J, Hedin, D, Herrero, M J, Wang, E, Linn, S, Young, C, Milliken, B, and Paige, F. Experimental search for W/Z pairs and Higgs bosons at very high energy hadron-hadron colliders. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Alverson, G, Bengtsson, H U, Hauptman, J, Hedin, D, Herrero, M J, Wang, E, Linn, S, Young, C, Milliken, B, & Paige, F. Experimental search for W/Z pairs and Higgs bosons at very high energy hadron-hadron colliders. United States.
Alverson, G, Bengtsson, H U, Hauptman, J, Hedin, D, Herrero, M J, Wang, E, Linn, S, Young, C, Milliken, B, and Paige, F. Sun . "Experimental search for W/Z pairs and Higgs bosons at very high energy hadron-hadron colliders". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6399930.
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title = {Experimental search for W/Z pairs and Higgs bosons at very high energy hadron-hadron colliders},
author = {Alverson, G and Bengtsson, H U and Hauptman, J and Hedin, D and Herrero, M J and Wang, E and Linn, S and Young, C and Milliken, B and Paige, F},
abstractNote = {We study, from an experimental point of view, the main ways to detect standard high mass Higgs bosons (from 300 GeV up to about 1 TeV) when they decay into W- and Z-pairs at the SSC. We also consider the corresponding W- and Z/sup 0/-pair continuum which may itself provide interesting physics, and we pay some attention to the case of an intermediate mass charged Higgs decaying into tau..nu../sub tau/ (m/sub H+-/ = 300 GeV). We first explain why and how high energy pp colliders may search for Higgs' and we compare their possible performances to those of the e/sup +/e/sup -/ and ep colliders at all possible mass scale (from few tens of GeV's up to 1 TeV). We then estimate the rates of the signals and the main backgrounds. We define the main characteristics of these events as reproduced by M.C. generators (especially implemented with these processes) and simulated through an idealized 4..pi.. fine-grained calorimeter. A trigger strategy for W- and Z-pairs is derived from this study. 26 refs., 28 figs.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1987},
month = {3}
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