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)




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.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Englert, Professor 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 (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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