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Measuring the Higgs-bottom coupling in weak boson fusion.

Englert, Christoph and Mattelaer, Olivier and Spannowsky, Michael (2016) 'Measuring the Higgs-bottom coupling in weak boson fusion.', Physics letters B., 756 . pp. 103-108.

Abstract

We study Higgs production through weak boson fusion with subsequent decay to bottom quarks. By combining jet substructure techniques and matrix element methods in different limits we motivate this channel as a probe of the bottom-Yukawa interactions in the boosted regime. In particular we ameliorate the “no-go” results of cut-and-count analyses in this channel. After applying a data-driven reconstruction approach we find that the Higgs-bottom coupling can be limited to View the MathML source with 600 fb−1.

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Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2016.02.074
Publisher statement:© 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). Funded by SCOAP3.
Date accepted:28 February 2016
Date deposited:26 January 2017
Date of first online publication:04 March 2016
Date first made open access:26 January 2017

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