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Title: Production and Hadronic Decays of Higgs Bosons in Heavy-Ion Collisions

Abstract

We examine Higgs boson production and decay in heavy-ion collisions at the LHC and future colliders. Owing to the long lifetime of the Higgs boson, its hadronic decays may experience little or no screening from the hot and dense quark-gluon plasma whereas jets from hard scattering processes and from decays of the electro-weak gauge bosons and the top-quark suffer significant energy loss. As a result, this distinction can lead to enhanced sensitivity in hadronic decay channels and thus, for example, to the Yukawa coupling of the Higgs boson to the bottom quark.

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Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
OSTI Identifier:
1493109
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1494705
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Physical Review Letters Journal Volume: 122 Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Publisher:
American Physical Society
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

Citation Formats

Berger, Edmond L., Gao, Jun, Jueid, Adil, and Zhang, Hao. Production and Hadronic Decays of Higgs Bosons in Heavy-Ion Collisions. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.041803.
Berger, Edmond L., Gao, Jun, Jueid, Adil, & Zhang, Hao. Production and Hadronic Decays of Higgs Bosons in Heavy-Ion Collisions. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.041803.
Berger, Edmond L., Gao, Jun, Jueid, Adil, and Zhang, Hao. Fri . "Production and Hadronic Decays of Higgs Bosons in Heavy-Ion Collisions". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.041803.
@article{osti_1493109,
title = {Production and Hadronic Decays of Higgs Bosons in Heavy-Ion Collisions},
author = {Berger, Edmond L. and Gao, Jun and Jueid, Adil and Zhang, Hao},
abstractNote = {We examine Higgs boson production and decay in heavy-ion collisions at the LHC and future colliders. Owing to the long lifetime of the Higgs boson, its hadronic decays may experience little or no screening from the hot and dense quark-gluon plasma whereas jets from hard scattering processes and from decays of the electro-weak gauge bosons and the top-quark suffer significant energy loss. As a result, this distinction can lead to enhanced sensitivity in hadronic decay channels and thus, for example, to the Yukawa coupling of the Higgs boson to the bottom quark.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.041803},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 4,
volume = 122,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {2}
}

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TABLE I TABLE I: Cross sections for Higgs boson production from different processes in PbPb collisions and proton-proton collisions at $\sqrt{s_{NN}}$= 5.5, 11, and 39.4 TeV, respectively. The nCTEQ15 PDFs and CT14 PDFs are used for the PbPb and pp collisions, respectively.

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