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Probing the indefinite CP nature of the Higgs boson through decay distributions in the process e(+)e(-) -> t(t)over-bar Phi

Ananthanarayan, B and Garg, Sumit K and Lahiri, Jayita and Poulose, P (2013) Probing the indefinite CP nature of the Higgs boson through decay distributions in the process e(+)e(-) -> t(t)over-bar Phi. In: Physical Review D, 87 (11). 114002_1-114002_11.

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The recently discovered scalar resonance at the Large Hadron Collider is now almost confirmed to be a Higgs boson, whose CP properties are yet to be established. At the International Linear Collider with and without polarized beams, it may be possible to probe these properties at high precision. In this work, we study the possibility of probing departures from the pure CP-even case, by using the decay distributions in the process e(+)e(-) -> t (t) over bar Phi, with Phi mainly decaying into a b (b) over bar pair. We have compared the case of a minimal extension of the Standard Model case (model I) with an additional pseudoscalar degree of freedom, with a more realistic case namely the CP-violating two-Higgs doublet model (model II) that permits a more general description of the couplings. We have considered the International Linear Collider with root s = 800 GeV and integrated luminosity of 300 fb(-1). Our main findings are that even in the case of small departures from the CP-even case, the decay distributions are sensitive to the presence of a CP-odd component in model II, while it is difficult to probe these departures in model I unless the pseudoscalar component is very large. Noting that the proposed degrees of beam polarization increase the statistics, the process demonstrates the effective role of beam polarization in studies beyond the Standard Model. Further, our study shows that an indefinite CP Higgs would be a sensitive laboratory to physics beyond the Standard Model.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Physical Review D
Publisher: American Physical Society
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Physical Society.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for High Energy Physics
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2013 07:05
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2013 07:05
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/46852

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