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Title: Precise QCD description of the Higgs boson transverse momentum spectrum

Abstract

The transverse momentum ($$p_T$$) distribution of Higgs bosons at hadron colliders enables a detailed probe of its production dynamics and is a key ingredient to precision studies of Higgs boson properties, but receives very large QCD corrections. We obtain a precision prediction for the $$p_T$$ spectrum by matching second-order (NNLO) QCD corrections at large $$p_T$$ with resummation of third-order logarithmic (N$^3$LL) corrections at small $$p_T$$. We achieve significantly improved results for $$p_T< 35\,{\rm GeV}$$ with perturbative uncertainties $$\lesssim \pm 6\%$$, and thus a convergent perturbative series for all values of $$p_T$$.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [1];  [2];  [3]; ORCiD logo [4];  [5];  [6]; ORCiD logo [7];  [8]
  1. Univ. of Zurich (Switzerland)
  2. University of Durham (United Kingdom)
  3. European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva (Switzerland)
  4. Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
  5. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  6. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Germany)
  7. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
  8. Zhejiang University, Hangzhou (China)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States); Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25); USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
OSTI Identifier:
1483146
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1462218; OSTI ID: 1571566
Report Number(s):
arXiv:1805.00736; IPPP/18/28; ZU-TH 16/18; CERN-TH-2018-108; MIT-CTP 5013; HU-EP-18/14; FERMILAB-PUB-18-212-T; LA-UR-19-30462
Journal ID: ISSN 0370-2693; 1671098; TRN: US1902123
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359; SC0011090; AC52-06NA25396; 89233218CNA000001
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physics Letters B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 788; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0370-2693
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; Higgs bosons; Perturbative QCD; Resummation; Transverse momentum spectrum; Atomic, Nuclear and Particle Physics

Citation Formats

Chen, Xuan, Gehrmann, Thomas, Glover, E.W. Nigel, Huss, Alexander, Li, Ye, Neill, Duff, Schulze, Markus, Stewart, Iain W., and Zhu, Hua Xing. Precise QCD description of the Higgs boson transverse momentum spectrum. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2018.11.037.
Chen, Xuan, Gehrmann, Thomas, Glover, E.W. Nigel, Huss, Alexander, Li, Ye, Neill, Duff, Schulze, Markus, Stewart, Iain W., & Zhu, Hua Xing. Precise QCD description of the Higgs boson transverse momentum spectrum. United States. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2018.11.037.
Chen, Xuan, Gehrmann, Thomas, Glover, E.W. Nigel, Huss, Alexander, Li, Ye, Neill, Duff, Schulze, Markus, Stewart, Iain W., and Zhu, Hua Xing. Fri . "Precise QCD description of the Higgs boson transverse momentum spectrum". United States. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2018.11.037.
@article{osti_1483146,
title = {Precise QCD description of the Higgs boson transverse momentum spectrum},
author = {Chen, Xuan and Gehrmann, Thomas and Glover, E.W. Nigel and Huss, Alexander and Li, Ye and Neill, Duff and Schulze, Markus and Stewart, Iain W. and Zhu, Hua Xing},
abstractNote = {The transverse momentum ($p_T$) distribution of Higgs bosons at hadron colliders enables a detailed probe of its production dynamics and is a key ingredient to precision studies of Higgs boson properties, but receives very large QCD corrections. We obtain a precision prediction for the $p_T$ spectrum by matching second-order (NNLO) QCD corrections at large $p_T$ with resummation of third-order logarithmic (N$^3$LL) corrections at small $p_T$. We achieve significantly improved results for $p_T< 35\,{\rm GeV}$ with perturbative uncertainties $\lesssim \pm 6\%$, and thus a convergent perturbative series for all values of $p_T$.},
doi = {10.1016/j.physletb.2018.11.037},
journal = {Physics Letters B},
number = C,
volume = 788,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {11}
}

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DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2018.11.037

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Figures / Tables:

Fig. 1. Fig. 1.: Comparison of the transverse momentum spectrum between fixed-order perturbation theory (FO) and singular terms from the expansion of the resummed prediction (SCET), using the sum of all partonic channels (pp) or with individual partonic channels (gg, qg, qq). In individual channels, q denotes the sum of quark andmore » anti-quark of all flavors.« less

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