Prospects for the measurement of the Higgs boson masswith a linear e + e - collider
Particle Physics Division, CIEMAT, Avda. Complutense 22, 28040, Madrid, Spain
2 DESY, Platanenallee 6, 15738, Zeuthen, Germany
3 DESY, Notkestraße 85, 22607, Hamburg, Germany
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The potential of a linear e + e - collider operated at a centre-of-mass energy of 350 GeV is studied for the measurement of the Higgs boson mass. An integrated luminosity of 500 fb-1 is assumed. For Higgs boson masses of 120, 150 and 180 GeV the uncertainty on the Higgs boson mass measurement is estimated to be 40, 65 and 70 MeV, respectively. The effects of beam related systematics, namely a bias in the beam energy measurement, the beam energy spread and the luminosity spectrum due to beamstrahlung, on the precision of the Higgs boson mass measurement are investigated. In order to keep the systematic uncertainty on the Higgs boson mass well below the level of the statistical error, the beam energy measurement must be controlled with a relative precision better than 10-4.
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