CERN LHC sensitivity to the resonance spectrum of a minimal strongly interacting electroweak symmetry breaking sector
Abstract
We present a unified analysis of the two main production processes of vector boson pairs at the CERN LHC, VVfusion and qq¯ annihilation, in a minimal strongly interacting electroweak symmetry breaking sector. Using a unitarized electroweak chiral Lagrangian formalism and modeling the final V_{L}V_{L} strong rescattering effects by a form factor, we describe qq¯ annihilation processes in terms of the two chiral parameters that govern elastic V_{L}V_{L} scattering. Depending on the values of these two chiral parameters, the unitarized amplitudes may present resonant enhancements in different angular momentumisospin channels. Scanning this two parameter space, we generate the general resonance spectrum of a minimal strongly interacting electroweak symmetry breaking sector and determine the regions that can be probed at the CERN LHC.
 Publication:

Physical Review D
 Pub Date:
 September 2000
 DOI:
 10.1103/PhysRevD.62.055011
 arXiv:
 arXiv:hepph/9912224
 Bibcode:
 2000PhRvD..62e5011D
 Keywords:

 12.60.Fr;
 12.39.Fe;
 Extensions of electroweak Higgs sector;
 Chiral Lagrangians;
 High Energy Physics  Phenomenology
 EPrint:
 Final version to appear in Phys. Rev. D, including a more detailed exposition and a few more references. Conclusions and results unchanged. 14 pages, 5 figures