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Particles and Fields

Eur. Phys. J. C 21, 99-103 (2001)
DOI: 10.1007/s100520100719

High pT Higgs signal for the LHC

V.A. Khoze1, A.D. Martin1 and M.G. Ryskin1, 2

1  Department of Physics and Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology, University of Durham, Durham, DH1 3LE, UK
2  Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute, Gatchina, St. Petersburg, 188300, Russia

(Received: 25 April 2001 / Published online: 29 June 2001 -© Springer-Verlag / Società Italiana di Fisica 2001)

We show that the broad transverse momentum distribution of the Higgs boson produced by WW fusion can provide a viable way to identify $H \rightarrow
b\bar{b}$ decays at the LHC, if particular kinematical configurations with large rapidity gaps are selected. We estimate the event rate of the signal and of the QCD $b\bar{b}$ background. We also discuss Higgs boson detection via the $H \rightarrow \tau\tau$ and $H \rightarrow WW^*$ decay modes.

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