Associated central exclusive production of charged Higgs bosons

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Abstract

We propose central exclusive production of a charged Higgs boson in association with a W boson as a possible signature of certain types of extended Higgs sectors. We calculate the cross section and find that the rate at the LHC could be large enough to allow observation in some models with two-Higgs doublets, where the charged Higgs and at least one of the neutral scalars can be light enough. We use the two-Higgs doublet model as a prototype and consider two distinct regions of parameter space, but we also briefly discuss the prospects for the next-to-minimal supersymmetric standard model, where the charged Higgs may very well be quite light.

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  • Uppsala University
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  • Subatomic Physics
Original languageEnglish
Article number095020
JournalPhysical Review D (Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology)
Volume83
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2011 May 25
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes