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Particles and Fields
Eur. Phys. J. C 7, 475-485
DOI 10.1007/s100529801025

Topology of hadronic flow for Higgs production
at hadron colliders

M. Heyssler1 - V.A. Khoze1,2,3 - W.J. Stirling1,4

1 Department of Physics, University of Durham, Durham DH1 3LE, England
2 INFN - Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, I-00044 Frascati (Roma), Italy
3 TH Division, CERN, CH-1211 Geneva 23, Switzerland
4 Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Durham, Durham DH1 3LE, England

Received: 29 May 1998 / Revised version: 8 September 1998 / Published online: 14 December 1998

Hadronic radiation provides a tool to distinguish different topologies of colour flow in hard scattering processes. We study the structure of hadronic flow corresponding to Higgs production and decay in high-energy hadron-hadron collisions. In particular, the signal $gg \to H \to b \bar b$ and background $gg \to b \bar b$ processes are shown to have very different radiation patterns, and this may provide a useful additional method for distinguishing Higgs signal events from the QCD background.

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