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Particles and Fields
Eur. Phys. J. C 17, 337-351
DOI 10.1007/s100520000436

Supersymmetric Higgs boson pair production:
Discovery prospects at hadron colliders

A. Belyaev1,2 - M. Drees1,3, J.K. Mizukoshi4

1 Instituto de Física Teórica, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Rua Pamplona 145, 01405-900, São Paulo, Brazil
2 Skobeltsyn Institute for Nuclear Physics, Moscow State University, 119 899, Moscow, Russia
3 Physik Department, TU München, 85748 Garching, Germany
4 Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, University of Stanford, Stanford, CA 94309, USA

Received: 23 February 2000 / Revised version: 18 April 2000 /
Published online: 31 August 2000 - © Springer-Verlag 2000

We study the potential of hadron colliders in the search for the pair production of neutral Higgs bosons in the framework of the minimal supersymmetric standard model. We perform a detailed signal and background analysis, working out efficient kinematical cuts for the extraction of the signal. The important role of squark loop contributions to the signal is re-emphasized. If the signal is sufficiently enhanced by these contributions, it could even be observable at the next run of the upgraded Tevatron collider in the near future. At the LHC the pair production of light and heavy Higgs bosons might be detectable simultaneously.

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