Unintegrated gluon distributions and Higgs boson productionin proton-proton collisions
Institute of Nuclear Physics PAN, 31-342, Cracow, Poland
2 University of Rzeszów, 35-959, Rzeszów, Poland
Revised: 20 October 2005
Published online: 9 February 2006
Inclusive cross sections for Higgs boson production in proton-proton collisions are calculated in the formalism of unintegrated gluon distributions (UGDFs). Different UGDFs from the literature are used. Although they were constructed in order to describe the HERA deep-inelastic scattering F 2 data, they lead to surprisingly different results for Higgs boson production. We present both the two-dimensional invariant cross section as a function of Higgs boson rapidity and transverse momentum, as well as the corresponding projections on rapidity or transverse momentum. We quantify the differences between different UGDs by applying different cuts on interrelations between the transverse momentum of the Higgs and the transverse momenta of both fusing gluons. We focus on the large rapidity region. The interplay of the gluon-gluon fusion and weak-boson fusion in rapidity and transverse momentum is discussed. We find that above p t ∼ 50–100 GeV the weak-gauge boson fusion dominates over gluon-gluon fusion.
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