Linearly Polarized Gluons and the Higgs Transverse Momentum Distribution

Daniel Boer*, Wilco J. den Dunnen, Cristian Pisano, Marc Schlegel, Werner Vogelsang

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    Abstract

    We study how gluons carrying linear polarization inside an unpolarized hadron contribute to the transverse momentum distribution of Higgs bosons produced in hadronic collisions. They modify the distribution produced by unpolarized gluons in a characteristic way that could be used to determine whether the Higgs boson is a scalar or a pseudoscalar particle.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number032002
    Number of pages5
    JournalPhysical Review Letters
    Volume108
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 18-Jan-2012

    Keywords

    • BOSON PRODUCTION
    • QCD
    • COLLIDERS
    • LHC

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