Measuring the Higgs-bottom coupling in weak boson fusion

Englert, C., Mattelaer, O. and Spannowsky, M. (2016) Measuring the Higgs-bottom coupling in weak boson fusion. Physics Letters B, 756, pp. 103-108. (doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2016.02.074)

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Abstract

We study Higgs production through weak boson fusion with subsequent decay to bottom quarks. By combining jet substructure techniques and matrix element methods in different limits we motivate this channel as a probe of the bottom-Yukawa interactions in the boosted regime. In particular we ameliorate the “no-go” results of cut-and-count analyses in this channel. After applying a data-driven reconstruction approach we find that the Higgs-bottom coupling can be limited to 0.82 < yb/ySM b < 1.14 with 600 fb−1

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:M.S. acknowledges financial support by HiggsTools ITN under grant agreement PITN-GA-2012-316704. O.M. is a Durham International Junior Research Fellow.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Englert, Dr Christoph
Authors: Englert, C., Mattelaer, O., and Spannowsky, M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physics Letters B
Publisher:Elsevier BV
ISSN:0370-2693
ISSN (Online):1873-2445
Published Online:04 March 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 The Authors
First Published:First published in Physics Letters B 756:103-108
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License
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