Prospects for the search for a standard model Higgs boson in ATLAS using vector boson fusion

  • S. Asai
  • G. Azuelos
  • C. Buttar
  • V. Cavasinni
  • D. Costanzo
  • K. Cranmer
  • R. Harper
  • K. Jakobs
  • J. Kanzaki
  • M. Klute
  • R. Mazini
  • B. Mellado
  • W. Quayle
  • E. Richter-Wąs
  • T. Takemoto
  • I. Vivarelli
  • Sau Lan Wu
Article

Abstract

The potential for the discovery of a Standard Model Higgs boson in the mass range m H < 2 m Z in the vector boson fusion mode has been studied for the ATLAS experiment at the LHC. The characteristic signatures of additional jets in the forward regions of the detector and of low jet activity in the central region allow for an efficient background rejection. Analyses for the HWW(*) and Hττ decay modes have been performed using a realistic simulation of the expected detector performance. The results obtained demonstrate the large discovery potential in the HWW(*) decay channel and the sensitivity to Higgs boson decays into τ-pairs in the low-mass region around 120 GeV/c2.

Keywords

Higgs Boson Large Hadron Collider Integrate Luminosity Standard Model Higgs Boson Transverse Mass 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag, Società Italiana di Fisica 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Asai
    • 8
  • G. Azuelos
    • 5
  • C. Buttar
    • 7
  • V. Cavasinni
    • 6
  • D. Costanzo
    • 6
  • K. Cranmer
    • 9
  • R. Harper
    • 7
  • K. Jakobs
    • 4
  • J. Kanzaki
    • 3
  • M. Klute
    • 1
  • R. Mazini
    • 5
  • B. Mellado
    • 9
  • W. Quayle
    • 9
  • E. Richter-Wąs
    • 2
  • T. Takemoto
    • 3
  • I. Vivarelli
    • 6
  • Sau Lan Wu
    • 9
  1. 1.Physikalisches Institut, Universität BonnGermany
  2. 2.CERN, Geneva, Switzerland and Inst. of Nuclear Physics, CracowPoland
  3. 3.High Energy Research Organisation (KEK), IPNSJapan
  4. 4.Institut für Physik, Universität MainzGermany
  5. 5.University of MontrealCanada
  6. 6.INFN and University of PisaItaly
  7. 7.Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of SheffieldUK
  8. 8.University of Tokio, TokioJapan
  9. 9.University of Wisconsin-Madison, WisconsinUSA.

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