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CERN-TH-2016-122
CP3-16-25
IPPP-16-42
MCNET-16-17
SLAC-PUB-16528
arXiv:1605.09359
Phys.Lett. B770 (2017) 507-513

by: Das, Goutam (Saha Inst.) et al.

Abstract:
We obtain predictions accurate at the next-to-leading order in QCD for the production of a generic spin-two particle in the most relevant channels at the LHC: production in association with coloured particles (inclusive, one jet, two jets and $t\bar t$), with vector bosons ($Z,W^\pm,\gamma$) and with the Higgs boson. We present total and differential cross sections as well as branching ratios as a function of the mass and the collision energy also considering the case of non-universal couplings to standard model particles. We find that the next-to-leading order corrections give rise to sizeable $K$ factors for many channels, in some cases exposing the unitarity-violating behaviour of non-universal couplings scenarios, and in general greatly reduce the theoretical uncertainties. Our predictions are publicly available in the MadGraph5\_aMC@NLO framework and can, therefore, be directly used in experimental simulations of spin-two particle production for arbitrary values of the mass and couplings.
Link: 
http://inspirehep.net/record/1466303
Publ date: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 04:50