With four standard model families, the LHC could discover the Higgs boson with a few fb -1E. Arik1, M. Arik1, S.A. Çetin1, T. Çonka1, A. Mailov1, 2 and S. Sultansoy2, 3
1 Department of Physics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Bogaziçi University, 80815 Bebek, Istanbul, Turkey
2 Institute of Physics, Academy of Sciences, H. Cavid Avenue, 370143 Baku, Azerbaijan
3 Department of Physics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Gazi University, 06500 Teknikokullar, Ankara, Turkey
(Received: 26 February 2002 / Published online: 18 October 2002 )
The existence of a 4th SM family would produce a large enhancement of the gluon fusion channel of Higgs boson production at hadron colliders. In this case, the SM Higgs boson could be seen at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) via the golden mode ( ) with an integral luminosity of only a few fb -1.
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