Soft double-diffractive Higgs boson production at hadron colliders

Dmitri Kharzeev*, Eugene Levin

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We evaluate the nonperturbative contribution to the double-diffractive production of the Higgs boson, which arises due to the QCD scale anomaly if the mass of the Higgs boson, MH, is smaller than the mass of the top quark, MT, MH<MT. The cross section appears to be larger than expected from perturbative calculations; we find σH=0.019-0.14 pb at Fermilab Tevatron energies, and σH=0.01-0.27 pb at the energy of the CERN LHC.

Original languageEnglish
Article number073004
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number7
StatePublished - 2001


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