Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
On the NLO QCD corrections to the production of the heaviest neutral Higgs scalar in the MSSM
Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Roma Tre and INFN, Sezione di Roma Tre, Via della Vasca Navale 84, 00146, Rome, Italy
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Published online: 3 June 2012
We present a calculation of the two-loop top–stop–gluino contributions to Higgs production via gluon fusion in the MSSM. By means of an asymptotic expansion in the heavy particle masses, we obtain explicit and compact analytic formulas that are valid when the Higgs and the top quark are lighter than stops and gluino, without assuming a specific hierarchy between the Higgs mass and the top mass. Being applicable to the heaviest Higgs scalar in a significant region of the MSSM parameter space, our results complement earlier ones obtained with a Taylor expansion in the Higgs mass, and can be easily implemented in computer codes to provide an efficient and accurate determination of the Higgs production cross section.
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