Radiative return for heavy Higgs boson at a muon collider

Nabarun Chakrabarty, Tao Han, Zhen Liu, Biswarup Mukhopadhyaya

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Abstract

Higgs boson properties could be studied with a high accuracy at a muon collider via the s-channel resonant production. We consider the situation where the center-of-mass energy of the muon collider is off the resonance above the Higgs mass. We discuss the discovery potential for a generic heavy Higgs boson and compare different production mechanisms, including the "radiative return," Z-boson associated production and heavy Higgs pair production. These production mechanisms do not sensitively rely on a priori knowledge of the heavy Higgs boson mass. We include various types of two-Higgs-doublet models for the comparison. We conclude that the radiative return process could provide an important option for both the heavy Higgs discovery and direct measurement of invisible decays at a high energy muon collider.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number015008
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume91
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 7 2015
Externally publishedYes

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