LHC: standard Higgs and hidden Higgs

Englert, C. , Plehn, T., Rauch, M., Zerwas, D. and Zerwas, P. M. (2012) LHC: standard Higgs and hidden Higgs. Physics Letters B, 707(5), pp. 512-516. (doi: 10.1016/j.physletb.2011.12.067)

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Interpretations of Higgs searches critically involve production cross sections and decay probabilities for different analysis channels. Mixing effects can reduce production rates, while invisible decays can reduce decay probabilities. Both effects may transparently be quantified in Higgs systems where a visible Higgs boson is mixed with a hidden sector Higgs boson. Recent experimental exclusion bounds can be re-interpreted in this context as a sign for non-standard Higgs properties. Should a light Higgs boson be discovered, then our analysis will quantify how closely it may coincide with the Standard Model.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Englert, Professor Christoph
Authors: Englert, C., Plehn, T., Rauch, M., Zerwas, D., and Zerwas, P. M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physics Letters B
ISSN (Online):0370-2693

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