How to Study the Longitudinal W's in Tev Region.
This study is to find ways to detect interactions of longitudinal W bosons in the TeV region and a heavy Higgs boson if it exists. To do so at a hadron collider requires methods to discriminate against backgrounds; we propose a new method based on the color properties of the signal and background, leading to a multiplicity cut. We examine in detail whether a useful procedure can be found to detect longitudinal W's, especially in the presence of a background; the answer is yes. The "equivalence theorem" is examined in several ways; in particular, we show that the theorem does not hold when the width effect for heavy resonances are included in the traditional way, i.e., using the Breit-Wigner prescription. The violations are numerically large. Results are given for how it is possible to study these matters at the SSC.
- Pub Date:
- June 1988
- Physics: Elementary Particles and High Energy