Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
including decays: on the size of background contributions
Institute of Physics, University of Silesia, ul. Uniwersytecka 4, 40007, Katowice, Poland
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Revised: 24 September 2009
Published online: 16 October 2009
We present results for the lowest order cross sections, calculated with the complete set of standard model Feynman diagrams, of all possible detection channels of the associated production of the top quark pair and the light Higgs boson, which may be used for determination of the top–Higgs Yukawa coupling at the future e + e − linear collider. We show that, for typical particle identification cuts, the background contributions are large. In particular, the QCD background contributions are much bigger than could be expected when taking into account a possibly low virtuality of exchanged gluons. Moreover, we include the initial state radiation effects and discuss the dependence of the cross sections on the Higgs boson and top quark masses.
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