Fermionic effective operators and Higgs production at a linear collider

Jennifer Kile, Michael J. Ramsey-Musolf
2007 Physical Review D  
We study the possible contributions of dimension six operators containing fermion fields to Higgs production at a 500 GeV or 1 TeV e^+e^- linear collider. We show that -- depending on the production mechanism -- the effects of such operators can be kinematically enhanced relative to Standard Model (SM) contributions. We determine constraints on the operator coefficients implied by existing precision electroweak measurements and the scale of neutrino mass. We find that even in the presence of
more » ... h constraints, substantial deviations from SM Higgs production cross-sections are possible. We compare the effects of fermionic operators with those associated with purely bosonic operators that have been previously discussed in the literature.
doi:10.1103/physrevd.76.054009 fatcat:q4rkxdnysbgshibq2rl6idxyvm