Electroweak couplings of the Higgs boson at a multi-TeV muon collider

Tao Han, Da Liu, Ian Low, Xing Wang

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Abstract

We estimate the expected precision at a multi-TeV muon collider for measuring the Higgs boson couplings with electroweak gauge bosons, HVV and HHVV(V=W±,Z), as well as the trilinear Higgs self-coupling HHH. At very high energies both single and double Higgs productions rely on the vector-boson fusion (VBF) topology. The outgoing remnant particles have a strong tendency to stay in the very forward region, leading to the configuration of the "inclusive process"and making it difficult to isolate ZZ fusion events from the WW fusion. In the single Higgs channel, we perform a maximum likelihood analysis on HWW and HZZ couplings using two categories: the inclusive Higgs production and the 1-muon exclusive signal. In the double Higgs channel, we consider the inclusive production and study the interplay of the trilinear HHH and the quartic VVHH couplings, by utilizing kinematic information in the invariant mass spectrum. We find that at a center-of-mass energy of 10 TeV (30 TeV) with an integrated luminosity of 10 ab-1 (90 ab-1), one may reach a 95% confidence level sensitivity of 0.073% (0.023%) for WWH coupling, 0.61% (0.21%) for ZZH coupling, 0.62% (0.20%) for WWHH coupling, and 5.6% (2.0%) for HHH coupling. For dim-6 operators contributing to the processes, these sensitivities could probe the new physics scale Λ in the order of 1-10 (2-20) TeV at a 10 TeV (30 TeV) muon collider.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number013002
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume103
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 6 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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