The European Physical Journal C

, Volume 67, Issue 3, pp 617–636

Charged Higgs boson production in association with a top quark in MC@NLO

Authors

  • C. Weydert
    • Laboratoire de Physique Subatomique et de CosmologieUJF, CNRS/IN2P3, INPG
  • S. Frixione
    • PH Department, TH unitCERN
    • ITPPEPFL
  • M. Herquet
    • Nikhef Theory Group
  • M. Klasen
    • Laboratoire de Physique Subatomique et de CosmologieUJF, CNRS/IN2P3, INPG
  • E. Laenen
    • Nikhef Theory Group
    • Institute for Theoretical PhysicsUniversity of Amsterdam
    • Institute for Theoretical PhysicsUtrecht University
  • T. Plehn
    • Institut für Theoretische PhysikUniversität Heidelberg
  • G. Stavenga
    • Institute for Theoretical PhysicsUtrecht University
    • Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
    • Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology, Department of PhysicsDurham University
Special Article - Tools for Experiment and Theory

DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-010-1320-8

Cite this article as:
Weydert, C., Frixione, S., Herquet, M. et al. Eur. Phys. J. C (2010) 67: 617. doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-010-1320-8

Abstract

We discuss the calculation of charged Higgs boson production in association with a top quark in the MC@NLO framework for combining NLO matrix elements with a parton shower. The process is defined in a model-independent manner for wide applicability, and can be used if the charged Higgs boson mass is either greater or less than the mass of the top quark. For the latter mass region, care is needed in defining the charged Higgs production mode due to interference with top pair production. We give a suitable definition applicable in an NLO (plus parton shower) context, and we present example results for the LHC.

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