Regular Article - Experimental Physics
Measurement of the top-Higgs Yukawa coupling at a linear e+e- collider
Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien, 23 rue du Loess, BP 20, 67037, Strasbourg, France
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Revised: 12 October 2006
Published online: 18 November 2006
Understanding the mechanism of electroweak symmetry breaking and the origin of boson and fermion masses is among the most pressing questions raised in contemporary particle physics. If these issues involve one (several) Higgs boson(s), a precise measurement of all its (their) properties will be of prime importance. Among those, the Higgs coupling to matter fermions (the Yukawa coupling). At a linear collider, the process e+e-→tt̄H will allow a direct measurement of the top-Higgs Yukawa coupling. We present a realistic feasibility study of the measurement in the context of the TESLA collider. Four channels are studied and the analysis is repeated for several Higgs mass values within the range 120–200 GeV/c 2.
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