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The high-energy effects suppress the prediction compared to fixed order at large Δy12 and mjj (and therefore within the usual VBF cuts of widely separated jets), just as found in the limit of mt → ∞. The mass dependence is more significant than at fixed order, because the systematic inclusion of the leading logarithms in ŝ/p2t results in a hardening of the transverse momentum of the Higgs boson, which in turn probes in more detail the loop-structure of the coupling. In particular, the full mass dependence reduces the cross section within VBF cuts by 11% compared to a calculation based just on the infinite top mass limit, but the impact of the bottom quark remains small. This all implies that the gluon-fusion contribution within VBF-cuts is less severe than current estimates suggest.
Ball, R., Berera, A., Boyle, P., Callison-Burch, C., Del Debbio, L., Gardi, E., Kennedy, A., O'Connell, D., Zwicky, R., Berera, A., Boyle, P., Buckley, A., Del Debbio, L., Gardi, E., Horsley, R., Kennedy, A., Kenway, R., O'Connell, D., Smillie, J. & Zwicky, R.
1/10/14 → 30/09/18