Extending the study of the Higgs sector at the LHC by proton tagging
Department of Physics and Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology, University of Durham, DH1 3LE, UK
2 Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics, 117259, Moscow, Russia
3 Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute, 188300, Gatchina, St. Petersburg, Russia
4 Department of Physics, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
We show that forward proton tagging may significantly enlarge the potential of studying the Higgs sector at the LHC. We concentrate on Higgs production via central exclusive diffractive processes (CEDP). Particular attention is paid to regions in the MSSM parameter space where the partial width of the Higgs boson decay into two gluons much exceeds the SM case; here the CEDP are found to have special advantages.
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