Off-diagonal Yukawa couplings in the s-channel charged Higgs production at LHC (English)

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The search for the heavy charged Higgs (mH±>mtop) has been mainly based on the off-shell top pair production process. However, resonance production in s-channel single top events is an important channel to search for this particle. In a previous work, it was shown that this process, i.e., qq'›H+›tb+h.c., can lead to comparable results to what is already obtained from LHC searches. What was obtained was, however, based on diagonal Yukawa couplings between incoming quarks assuming cs as the main incoming pair due to the CKM matrix element being close to unity. The aim of this paper is to show that off-diagonal couplings, like cb, may lead to substantial contributions to the cross section, even if the corresponding CKM matrix element is two orders of magnitude smaller. For this reason, the cross section is calculated for each initial state including all diagonal and off-diagonal terms, and all is finally added together to get the total cross section which is observed to be ~2.7 times larger than what is obtained from cs initial state. Results are eventually reflected into 95% C.L. exclusion and 5. ? discovery contours at different integrated luminosities of LHC. A reasonable coverage of the parameter space is obtained by the 95% C.L. exclusion contour. © 2014 The Authors.

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    Off-diagonal Yukawa couplings in the s-channel charged Higgs production at LHC
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    Makale - Uluslararası Hakemli Dergi - Kurum Öğretim Elemanı
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