Tuesday, June 25, 2013

1306.5695 (David Curtin et al.)

Measuring the tth coupling from SSDL+2b measurements    [PDF]

David Curtin, Jamison Galloway, Jay G. Wacker
We propose a dedicated search for tth production in the SSDL+2b channel. Such a measurement provides direct access to the top Yukawa coupling, since the sensitivity is not convolved with the loop-level h-gamma-gamma or poorly known hbb coupling (as is the case for present tth searches). Instead it relies on the already well-measured h -> WW* decay. This feasibility study required the development of a new calculation method for "fake" leptons, which constitute the dominant background to our search. Combining measurements from LHC7, LHC8 and in the future LHC14 for the Higgs coupling fit would help resolve any remaining ambiguity between the top Yukawa coupling and a BSM contribution to the hgg coupling.
View original: http://arxiv.org/abs/1306.5695

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