Single and Central Diffractive Higgs Production at the LHC
Abstract
The single and central diffractive production of the Standard Model Higgs boson is computed using the diffractive factorization formalism, taking into account a parametrization for the Pomeron structure function provided by the H1 Collaboration. We compute the cross sections at NLO accuracy for the gluon fusion process, since it is the leading mechanism for the Higgs boson production. The gap survival probability is also introduced to include the rescattering corrections due to spectator particles present in the interaction. The diffractive ratios are predicted for protonproton collisions at the LHC, since the beam luminosity is favorable to the Higgs boson detection. These results provide updated estimations for the fraction of single and central diffractive events in the LHC kinematical regime.
 Publication:

Diffraction 2010: International Workshop on Diffraction in High Energy Physics
 Pub Date:
 July 2011
 DOI:
 10.1063/1.3601391
 arXiv:
 arXiv:1101.5605
 Bibcode:
 2011AIPC.1350..128D
 Keywords:

 quark models;
 gluons;
 Higgs bosons;
 protonproton interactions;
 12.39.St;
 14.70.Dj;
 13.66.Fg;
 13.75.Cs;
 Factorization;
 Gluons;
 Gauge and Higgs boson production in e<sup></sup>e<sup>+</sup> interactions;
 Nucleonnucleon interactions;
 High Energy Physics  Phenomenology
 EPrint:
 To appear in the proceedings of Diffraction 2010: International Workshop on Diffraction in High Energy Physics, Otranto, Italy, 1015 Sep 2010