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Physics with tagged forward protons at the LHC

  • V.A. Khoze
  • A.D. Martin
  • M.G. Ryskin
Theoretical physics

Abstract.

We emphasize the importance of tagging the outgoing forward protons to sharpen the predictions for New Physics at the LHC (such as the diffractive production of a light Higgs boson). The rescattering effects lead to a rich distinctive structure of the cross section as a function of the transverse momenta of the protons. We show that a study of the correlations between the proton transverse momenta for double-diffractive production of central dijets will provide a detailed check of the whole diffractive formalism. Adopting a perturbative two-gluon structure of the Pomeron, we emphasize that \(2^{++}\) quarkonium production, via Pomeron-Pomeron fusion, is strongly suppressed. This offers a favourable production mechanism for non-\(q\bar{q}\) states, such as glueballs.

Keywords

Higgs Boson Transverse Momentum Production Mechanism Distinctive Structure Light Higgs Boson 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg / Società Italiana di Fisica 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • V.A. Khoze
    • 1
  • A.D. Martin
    • 1
  • M.G. Ryskin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physics and Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology, University of Durham, Durham, DH1 3LE, UK GB

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