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Author Barr, Alan J. ♦ Gripaios, Ben ♦ Lester, Christopher G.
Source CERN Document Server
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Date Created 2011-08-18
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics ♦ Modern physics ♦ Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations ♦ Applied physics
Subject Keyword Particle Physics - Phenomenology
Abstract We reconsider observables for discovering and measuring the mass of a Higgs boson via its di-leptonic decays: H --> WW* --> l nu l nu. We define an observable generalizing the transverse mass that takes into account the fact that one of the intermediate W-bosons is likely to be on-shell. We compare this new variable with existing ones and argue that it gives a significant improvement for discovery in the region m_H < 2 m_W.
Description Presented at: Phys. Rev. Lett. 108 (2012) 041803 Phys. Rev. Lett. 108 , (Errartum) (2012) 109902
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2011-01-01
Rights License Preprint: © 2011-2018 CERN (License: CC-BY-3.0)
Page Count 3