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Detection of heavy charged Higgs bosons in e+ e- -> t anti-b H- production at future linear colliders

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Heavy charged Higgs bosons (H±) of a Type II 2-Higgs doublet model (2HDM) can be detected at future electron–positron Linear Colliders (LCs) even when their mass is larger than half the collider energy. The single Higgs mode e+e? ? t¯bH?+ c.c. ? 4b+jj++pmiss T (where j represents a jet and with = e, ?) contributes to extend the discovery reach of H± states into the mass region MH± ?s/2, where the well studied pair production channel e+e? ? H?H+ is no longer available. With a technique that allows one to reconstruct the neutrino four-momentum in the decay t ? bW+ ? b+?, one can suppress the initially overwhelming main irreducible background due to e+e? ? t¯tb¯b (via a gluon splitting into b¯b pairs) to a negligible level. However, for currently foreseen luminosities, one can establish a statistically significant H± signal only over a rather limited mass region, of 20 GeV or so, beyond MH± ? ?s/2, for very large or very small values of tan ? and provided high b-tagging efficiency can be achieved.

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Moretti, S. (2004) Detection of heavy charged Higgs bosons in e+ e- -> t anti-b H- production at future linear colliders European Physical Journal C - Particles and Fields, 34, pp. 157-163. (doi:10.1140/epjc/s2004-01668-9).

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Published date: May 2004

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Local EPrints ID: 57478
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/57478
ISSN: 1434-6044
PURE UUID: 40703aae-663e-4b59-a835-f07f690966ee

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Date deposited: 15 Aug 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:29

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Author: S. Moretti

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