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Particles and Fields
Eur. Phys. J. C 26, 601-607 (2003)
DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s2002-01084-3

Suggestions for benchmark scenarios for MSSM Higgs boson searches at hadron colliders

M. Carena1, S. Heinemeyer2, C.E.M. Wagner3, 4 and G. Weiglein5

1  Theoretical Physics Department, Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL 60510-0500, USA
2  Institut für theoretische Elementarteilchenphysik, LMU München, Theresienstr. 37, 80333 München, Germany
3  HEP Division, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 Cass Ave., Argonne, IL 60439, USA
4  Enrico Fermi Institute, University of Chicago, 5640 Ellis Ave., Chicago, IL 60637, USA
5  Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology, University of Durham, Durham DH1 3LE, UK

(Received: 11 July 2002 / Published online: 9 December 2002)

The Higgs boson search has shifted from LEP2 to the Tevatron and will subsequently move to the LHC. Due to the different initial states, the Higgs production and decay channels relevant for Higgs boson searches are different at hadron colliders compared to LEP2. We suggest new benchmark scenarios for the MSSM Higgs boson search at hadron colliders that exemplify the phenomenology of different parts of the MSSM parameter space. Besides the mhmax scenario and the no-mixing scenario used in the LEP2 Higgs boson searches, we propose two new scenarios. In one scenario the main production channel at the LHC, $gg \to h$, is suppressed over a wide part of the MA- $\tan \beta$-plane. In the other scenario, important Higgs decay channels at the Tevatron and at the LHC, $h \to b\bar{b}$ and $h \to \tau^+\tau^-$, can be suppressed. All scenarios fulfill the LEP2 constraints for nearly the whole MA- $\tan \beta$-plane.

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