7-12 June 2021
Europe/Paris timezone

Search for H→ ZZ*→ 4µ at a Multi-TeV Muon Collider

Jun 10, 2021, 6:45 PM


Experimental poster Higgs physics Poster Session


Angela Zaza (Universita e INFN, Bari (IT))


A muon collider represents the ideal machine to reach very high center-of-mass energies (√s=1.5-10TeV) and luminosities O(0.5-10/ab). A large number of Higgs bosons will be produced mainly through the Vector Boson Fusion (VBF) processes. The VBF through Z bosons (ZZH) production process could be difficult to disentangle to the dominant WWZ, since the final state VBF muons, produced in the very forward region, could escape the detector. As a consequence, the H→ ZZ decay process turns out to be favoured to probe exclusively the Higgs bosons coupling with Z bosons at a multi-TeV muon collider. In addition, a feasibility study of H→ ZZ search in such an environment is mandatory before assessing the feasibility of more appealing measurements such as the trilinear and quartic Higgs boson coupling.
We will present, for the first time, a feasibility study of the H→ ZZ* → 4µ process in a multi-TeV muon collider. The study of the 4 muons final state, performed on fully simulated Monte Carlo samples, allows to optimize the muon reconstruction, thus providing feedback for the detector design. Reducible background induced by the muons decaying in the beam pipe and irreducible backgrounds from Standard Model have been studied, together with dedicated Machine Learning techniques for their reduction. A first estimate on the Higgs coupling to Z bosons in the 4µ channel will be provided.

Primary author

Angela Zaza (Universita e INFN, Bari (IT))


Anna Colaleo (Universita e INFN, Bari (IT)) Chiara Aime' (Universita and INFN (IT)) Cristina Riccardi (Universita and INFN (IT)) Donatella Lucchesi (Universita e INFN, Padova (IT)) Fabio Maltoni (Universite Catholique de Louvain (UCL) (BE) and Università di Bologna) Filippo Errico (University of Florida (US)) Ilaria Vai (Universita and INFN (IT)) Laura Buonincontri (Universita e INFN, Padova (IT)) Lorenzo Sestini (Universita e INFN, Padova (IT)) Massimo Casarsa (INFN, Trieste (IT)) Nadia Pastrone (Universita e INFN Torino (IT)) Nazar Bartosik (Universita e INFN Torino (IT)) Paola Mastrapasqua (Università di Bari e INFN) Rosamaria Venditti (Universita e INFN, Bari (IT))

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