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W+W− H production at lepton colliders : a new hope for heavy neutral leptons.

Baglio, J. and Pascoli, S. and Weiland, C. (2018) 'W+W− H production at lepton colliders : a new hope for heavy neutral leptons.', European physical journal C., 78 (10). p. 795.

Abstract

We present the first study of the production of a Standard Model Higgs boson at a lepton collider in association with a pair of W bosons, e+e− → W+W− H, in the inverse seesaw model. Taking into account all relevant experimental and theoretical constraints, we find sizable effects due to the additional heavy neutrinos up to −38% on the total cross-section at a center-of-mass energy of 3 TeV, and even up to −66% with suitable cuts. This motivates a detailed sensitivity analysis of the process e+e− → W+W− H as it could provide a new, very competitive experimental probe of low-scale neutrino mass models.

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Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-018-6279-x
Publisher statement:This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecomm ons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. Funded by SCOAP3.
Date accepted:22 September 2018
Date deposited:11 October 2018
Date of first online publication:29 September 2018
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