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Higgs Production

 The dominating Higgs production mechanism at the LHC will be the gluon fusion process for all possible Higgs masses. Other processes with their Feynman diagrams in fig. 2.1 are also of interest because of the special signatures they can provide for the identification of the Higgs. In fig. 2.2 the cross section is shown as a function of the standard model Higgs mass. At the highest masses a significant part of the cross section is from vector boson fusion.
  
Figure 2.1: The most important processes for Higgs production at hadron colliders. Gluon fusion (a), vector boson fusion (b), Associative production with W (c) and an example of the diagrams having associative production with a top pair (d).
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Figure 2.2: The production cross section of the standard model Higgs boson. Across the complete possible mass range the gluon fusion process is dominating.
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Ulrik Egede
1/8/1998