Associated production of the Higgs boson and a single top quark at hadron colliders

F. Maltoni, K. Paul, T. Stelzer, S. Willenbrock

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Abstract

We study the production of the Higgs boson in association with a single top quark at hadron colliders. The cross sections for the three production processes (t channel, s channel, and W associated) at both the Fermilab Tevatron and the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) are presented. We investigate the possibility of detecting a signal for the largest of these processes, the t-channel process at the LHC, via the Higgs boson decay into bb̄. The QCD backgrounds are large and difficult to curb, hindering the extraction of the signal. Extensions of our analysis to the production of supersymmetric Higgs bosons are also addressed. The cross section is enhanced for large values of tan β, increasing the prospects for extracting a signal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number094023
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume64
Issue number9
StatePublished - Nov 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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