Rapidity gap signals in Higgs-boson production at the SSC

R. S. Fletcher, T. Stelzer

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We examine the structure of the underlying event in neutral Higgs-boson production at the Superconducting Super Collider (SSC). Gaps, regions of rapidity containing no soft particle production, can provide a clean signature for W boson fusion to the heavy Higgs boson. We first examine the physical basis of gap production and estimate the survival probability of gaps in the minijet model. Then, using pythia, and herwig, we compare gap events to W pair production from top quark decay and qq fusion. We find that, if experimental problems can be overcome, gaps should provide a small, but clean, signal for heavy Higgs-boson production at the SSC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5162-5167
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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