Heavy fermion corrections to heavy Higgs-Boson production and decay

Sally Dawson, Scott Willenbrock

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We calculate the O(g2mf2/Mw2) fermionic corrections to the Higgs-boson coupling to W and Z bosons in the limit mf ≫ Mw. We find that these corrections decrease the partial width of Higgs-boson decays to W- and Z-boson pairs by up to 75% for fermion and Higgs-boson masses allowed by perturbative unitarity. The same suppression applies to Higgs-boson production via W- and Z-boson fusion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)200-206
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Aug 25 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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