# cross section much smaller than expected

I 'm working with MG5_aMCv2.7.3 to generate a process with 2HDMtII_NLO model .
With both ebeam =7000.0 ,I type generate p p > h+ h+ j j , ( h+ > w+ h1 , ( w+ > l+ vl ) , ( h1 > b b~ )), and set h+=205Gev ,h1=65Gev,the cross section is 1.237e-07fb which is two orders of magnitude less than I expected.
I'm trying to find the problem by working it step by step. Until I type generate p p > h+ h+ j j , ( h+ > w+ h1 , w+ > l+ vl ),the cross section is 2.768e-05fb,which is good enough for BR( h1 > b b~ ) is about 0.9 as I expected.
Next I calculate BR( h1 > b b~ ) by compare h1 > b b~ with h1 > all all using the same set. The width( h1 > b b~ )=0.06719Gev and width ( h1 > all all )=0.0705Gev so BR( h1 > b b~ )=0.953.
So I think the cross section of the process p p > h+ h+ j j , ( h+ > w+ h1 , ( w+ > l+ vl ) , ( h1 > b b~ )) should be
2.768e-0.5*0.953=2.6379e-5fb,I don't know why it is so small.
PS. the cut_decays in run_card is already set to True.

THANKS!!!!!

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2020-09-04
 Olivier Mattelaer (olivier-mattelaer) said on 2020-09-03: #1

> PS. the cut_decays in run_card is already set to True.

It typically need to be set on False for such type of computation otherwise you do not have the same cuts between the various process. In particular what is your cuts on jet/bjets?

Cheers,

Olivier

 lukeskywalker (luke19941001) said on 2020-09-03: #2

Sorry I was distracted . The correct "PS" which I want to express just now is: PS the cut_decays in run_card is already set to False. But I just tried to set it on True , the cross section doesn't changed so much.
The run_card.dat for process p p > h+ h+ j j , ( h+ > w+ h1 , w+ > l+ vl , h1 > b b~ ) with 2HDMtII_NLO model is (cross section is 1.19e-0.7).
*********************************************************************
# Tag name for the run (one word) *
#*********************************************************************
tag_1 = run_tag ! name of the run
#*********************************************************************
# Number of events and rnd seed *
# Warning: Do not generate more than 1M events in a single run *
#*********************************************************************
10000 = nevents ! Number of unweighted events requested
0 = iseed ! rnd seed (0=assigned automatically=default))
#*********************************************************************
# Collider type and energy *
# lpp: 0=No PDF, 1=proton, -1=antiproton, 2=photon from proton, *
# 3=photon from electron *
#*********************************************************************
1 = lpp1 ! beam 1 type
1 = lpp2 ! beam 2 type
7000.0 = ebeam1 ! beam 1 total energy in GeV
7000.0 = ebeam2 ! beam 2 total energy in GeV
# To see polarised beam options: type "update beam_pol"

#*********************************************************************
# PDF CHOICE: this automatically fixes also alpha_s and its evol. *
#*********************************************************************
nn23lo1 = pdlabel ! PDF set
230000 = lhaid ! if pdlabel=lhapdf, this is the lhapdf number
# To see heavy ion options: type "update ion_pdf"
#*********************************************************************
# Renormalization and factorization scales *
#*********************************************************************
False = fixed_ren_scale ! if .true. use fixed ren scale
False = fixed_fac_scale ! if .true. use fixed fac scale
91.188 = scale ! fixed ren scale
91.188 = dsqrt_q2fact1 ! fixed fact scale for pdf1
91.188 = dsqrt_q2fact2 ! fixed fact scale for pdf2
-1 = dynamical_scale_choice ! Choose one of the preselected dynamical choices
1.0 = scalefact ! scale factor for event-by-event scales
#*********************************************************************
# Type and output format
#*********************************************************************
False = gridpack !True = setting up the grid pack
-1.0 = time_of_flight ! threshold (in mm) below which the invariant livetime is not written (-1 means not written)
average = event_norm ! average/sum. Normalization of the weight in the LHEF
# To see MLM/CKKW merging options: type "update MLM" or "update CKKW"

#*********************************************************************
#
#*********************************************************************
# handling of the helicities:
# 0: sum over all helicities
# 1: importance sampling over helicities
#*********************************************************************
0 = nhel ! using helicities importance sampling or not.
#*********************************************************************
# Generation bias, check the wiki page below for more information: *
#*********************************************************************
None = bias_module ! Bias type of bias, [None, ptj_bias, -custom_folder-]
{} = bias_parameters ! Specifies the parameters of the module.
#
#*******************************
# Parton level cuts definition *
#*******************************
#
#
#*********************************************************************
# BW cutoff (M+/-bwcutoff*Gamma) ! Define on/off-shell for "\$" and decay
#*********************************************************************
15.0 = bwcutoff ! (M+/-bwcutoff*Gamma)
#*********************************************************************
# Apply pt/E/eta/dr/mij/kt_durham cuts on decay products or not
# (note that etmiss/ptll/ptheavy/ht/sorted cuts always apply)
#*********************************************************************
False = cut_decays ! Cut decay products
#*********************************************************************
# Standard Cuts *
#*********************************************************************
# Minimum and maximum pt's (for max, -1 means no cut) *
#*********************************************************************
20.0 = ptj ! minimum pt for the jets
0.0 = ptb ! minimum pt for the b
10.0 = ptl ! minimum pt for the charged leptons
0.0 = misset ! minimum missing Et (sum of neutrino's momenta)
-1.0 = ptjmax ! maximum pt for the jets
-1.0 = ptbmax ! maximum pt for the b
-1.0 = ptlmax ! maximum pt for the charged leptons
-1.0 = missetmax ! maximum missing Et (sum of neutrino's momenta)
{} = pt_min_pdg ! pt cut for other particles (use pdg code). Applied on particle and anti-particle
{} = pt_max_pdg ! pt cut for other particles (syntax e.g. {6: 100, 25: 50})
#
# For display option for energy cut in the partonic center of mass frame type 'update ecut'
#
#*********************************************************************
# Maximum and minimum absolute rapidity (for max, -1 means no cut) *
#*********************************************************************
5.0 = etaj ! max rap for the jets
-1.0 = etab ! max rap for the b
2.5 = etal ! max rap for the charged leptons
0.0 = etabmin ! min rap for the b
0.0 = etalmin ! main rap for the charged leptons
{} = eta_min_pdg ! rap cut for other particles (use pdg code). Applied on particle and anti-particle
{} = eta_max_pdg ! rap cut for other particles (syntax e.g. {6: 2.5, 23: 5})
#*********************************************************************
# Minimum and maximum DeltaR distance *
#*********************************************************************
0.4 = drjj ! min distance between jets
0.0 = drbb ! min distance between b's
0.4 = drll ! min distance between leptons
0.0 = drbj ! min distance between b and jet
0.4 = drjl ! min distance between jet and lepton
0.0 = drbl ! min distance between b and lepton
-1.0 = drjjmax ! max distance between jets
-1.0 = drbbmax ! max distance between b's
-1.0 = drllmax ! max distance between leptons
-1.0 = drbjmax ! max distance between b and jet
-1.0 = drjlmax ! max distance between jet and lepton
-1.0 = drblmax ! max distance between b and lepton
#*********************************************************************
# Minimum and maximum invariant mass for pairs *
#*********************************************************************
0.0 = mmjj ! min invariant mass of a jet pair
0.0 = mmbb ! min invariant mass of a b pair
0.0 = mmll ! min invariant mass of l+l- (same flavour) lepton pair
-1.0 = mmjjmax ! max invariant mass of a jet pair
-1.0 = mmbbmax ! max invariant mass of a b pair
-1.0 = mmllmax ! max invariant mass of l+l- (same flavour) lepton pair
{} = mxx_min_pdg ! min invariant mass of a pair of particles X/X~ (e.g. {6:250})
{'default': False} = mxx_only_part_antipart ! if True the invariant mass is applied only
! to pairs of particle/antiparticle and not to pairs of the same pdg codes.
#*********************************************************************
# Minimum and maximum invariant mass for all letpons *
#*********************************************************************
0.0 = mmnl ! min invariant mass for all letpons (l+- and vl)
-1.0 = mmnlmax ! max invariant mass for all letpons (l+- and vl)
#*********************************************************************
# Minimum and maximum pt for 4-momenta sum of leptons / neutrino *
# for pair of lepton includes only same flavor, opposite charge
#*********************************************************************
0.0 = ptllmin ! Minimum pt for 4-momenta sum of leptons(l and vl)
-1.0 = ptllmax ! Maximum pt for 4-momenta sum of leptons(l and vl)
#*********************************************************************
# Inclusive cuts *
#*********************************************************************
0.0 = xptj ! minimum pt for at least one jet
0.0 = xptb ! minimum pt for at least one b
0.0 = xptl ! minimum pt for at least one charged lepton
#*********************************************************************
# Control the pt's of the jets sorted by pt *
#*********************************************************************
0.0 = ptj1min ! minimum pt for the leading jet in pt
0.0 = ptj2min ! minimum pt for the second jet in pt
-1.0 = ptj1max ! maximum pt for the leading jet in pt
-1.0 = ptj2max ! maximum pt for the second jet in pt
0 = cutuse ! reject event if fails any (0) / all (1) jet pt cuts
#*********************************************************************
# Control the pt's of leptons sorted by pt *
#*********************************************************************
0.0 = ptl1min ! minimum pt for the leading lepton in pt
0.0 = ptl2min ! minimum pt for the second lepton in pt
-1.0 = ptl1max ! maximum pt for the leading lepton in pt
-1.0 = ptl2max ! maximum pt for the second lepton in pt
#*********************************************************************
# Control the Ht(k)=Sum of k leading jets *
#*********************************************************************
0.0 = htjmin ! minimum jet HT=Sum(jet pt)
-1.0 = htjmax ! maximum jet HT=Sum(jet pt)
0.0 = ihtmin !inclusive Ht for all partons (including b)
-1.0 = ihtmax !inclusive Ht for all partons (including b)
0.0 = ht2min ! minimum Ht for the two leading jets
0.0 = ht3min ! minimum Ht for the three leading jets
0.0 = ht4min ! minimum Ht for the four leading jets
-1.0 = ht2max ! maximum Ht for the two leading jets
-1.0 = ht3max ! maximum Ht for the three leading jets
-1.0 = ht4max ! maximum Ht for the four leading jets
#*********************************************************************
# WBF cuts *
#*********************************************************************
0.0 = xetamin ! minimum rapidity for two jets in the WBF case
0.0 = deltaeta ! minimum rapidity for two jets in the WBF case
#*********************************************************************
# maximal pdg code for quark to be considered as a light jet *
# (otherwise b cuts are applied) *
#*********************************************************************
4 = maxjetflavor ! Maximum jet pdg code
#*********************************************************************
#
#*********************************************************************
# Store info for systematics studies *
# WARNING: Do not use for interference type of computation *
#*********************************************************************
True = use_syst ! Enable systematics studies
#
systematics = systematics_program ! none, systematics [python], SysCalc [depreceted, C++]
['--mur=0.5,1,2', '--muf=0.5,1,2', '--pdf=errorset'] = systematics_arguments ! see: https://cp3.irmp.ucl.ac.be/projects/madgraph/wiki/Systematics#Systematicspythonmodule
# Syscalc is deprecated but to see the associate options type'update syscalc'

The run_card.dat for process h1 > b b~ with 2HDMtII_NLO model is (cross section is 0.06719)
#*********************************************************************
# Tag name for the run (one word) *
#*********************************************************************
tag_1 = run_tag ! name of the run
#*********************************************************************
# Number of events and rnd seed *
# Warning: Do not generate more than 1M events in a single run *
#*********************************************************************
10000 = nevents ! Number of unweighted events requested
0 = iseed ! rnd seed (0=assigned automatically=default))
#*********************************************************************
# Collider type and energy *
# lpp: 0=No PDF, 1=proton, -1=antiproton, 2=photon from proton, *
# 3=photon from electron *
#*********************************************************************
1 = lpp1 ! beam 1 type
1 = lpp2 ! beam 2 type
6500.0 = ebeam1 ! beam 1 total energy in GeV
6500.0 = ebeam2 ! beam 2 total energy in GeV
# To see polarised beam options: type "update beam_pol"

#*********************************************************************
# PDF CHOICE: this automatically fixes also alpha_s and its evol. *
#*********************************************************************
nn23lo1 = pdlabel ! PDF set
230000 = lhaid ! if pdlabel=lhapdf, this is the lhapdf number
# To see heavy ion options: type "update ion_pdf"
#*********************************************************************
# Renormalization and factorization scales *
#*********************************************************************
False = fixed_ren_scale ! if .true. use fixed ren scale
False = fixed_fac_scale ! if .true. use fixed fac scale
91.188 = scale ! fixed ren scale
91.188 = dsqrt_q2fact1 ! fixed fact scale for pdf1
91.188 = dsqrt_q2fact2 ! fixed fact scale for pdf2
-1 = dynamical_scale_choice ! Choose one of the preselected dynamical choices
1.0 = scalefact ! scale factor for event-by-event scales
#*********************************************************************
# Type and output format
#*********************************************************************
False = gridpack !True = setting up the grid pack
-1.0 = time_of_flight ! threshold (in mm) below which the invariant livetime is not written (-1 means not written)
average = event_norm ! average/sum. Normalization of the weight in the LHEF
# To see MLM/CKKW merging options: type "update MLM" or "update CKKW"

#*********************************************************************
#
#*********************************************************************
# handling of the helicities:
# 0: sum over all helicities
# 1: importance sampling over helicities
#*********************************************************************
0 = nhel ! using helicities importance sampling or not.
#*********************************************************************
# Generation bias, check the wiki page below for more information: *
#*********************************************************************
None = bias_module ! Bias type of bias, [None, ptj_bias, -custom_folder-]
{} = bias_parameters ! Specifies the parameters of the module.
#
#*******************************
# Parton level cuts definition *
#*******************************
#
#
#*********************************************************************
# BW cutoff (M+/-bwcutoff*Gamma) ! Define on/off-shell for "\$" and decay
#*********************************************************************
15.0 = bwcutoff ! (M+/-bwcutoff*Gamma)
#*********************************************************************
# Standard Cuts *
#*********************************************************************
# Minimum and maximum pt's (for max, -1 means no cut) *
#*********************************************************************
0.0 = ptb ! minimum pt for the b
-1.0 = ptbmax ! maximum pt for the b
{} = pt_min_pdg ! pt cut for other particles (use pdg code). Applied on particle and anti-particle
{} = pt_max_pdg ! pt cut for other particles (syntax e.g. {6: 100, 25: 50})
#
# For display option for energy cut in the partonic center of mass frame type 'update ecut'
#
#*********************************************************************
# Maximum and minimum absolute rapidity (for max, -1 means no cut) *
#*********************************************************************
-1.0 = etab ! max rap for the b
0.0 = etabmin ! min rap for the b
{} = eta_min_pdg ! rap cut for other particles (use pdg code). Applied on particle and anti-particle
{} = eta_max_pdg ! rap cut for other particles (syntax e.g. {6: 2.5, 23: 5})
#*********************************************************************
# Minimum and maximum DeltaR distance *
#*********************************************************************
0.0 = drbb ! min distance between b's
-1.0 = drbbmax ! max distance between b's
#*********************************************************************
# Minimum and maximum invariant mass for pairs *
#*********************************************************************
0.0 = mmbb ! min invariant mass of a b pair
-1.0 = mmbbmax ! max invariant mass of a b pair
{} = mxx_min_pdg ! min invariant mass of a pair of particles X/X~ (e.g. {6:250})
{'default': False} = mxx_only_part_antipart ! if True the invariant mass is applied only
! to pairs of particle/antiparticle and not to pairs of the same pdg codes.
#*********************************************************************
# Inclusive cuts *
#*********************************************************************
0.0 = xptb ! minimum pt for at least one b
#*********************************************************************
# Control the Ht(k)=Sum of k leading jets *
#*********************************************************************
0.0 = ihtmin !inclusive Ht for all partons (including b)
-1.0 = ihtmax !inclusive Ht for all partons (including b)
#*********************************************************************
# maximal pdg code for quark to be considered as a light jet *
# (otherwise b cuts are applied) *
#*********************************************************************
4 = maxjetflavor ! Maximum jet pdg code
#*********************************************************************
#
#*********************************************************************
# Store info for systematics studies *
# WARNING: Do not use for interference type of computation *
#*********************************************************************
False = use_syst ! Enable systematics studies
#
systematics = systematics_program ! none, systematics [python], SysCalc [depreceted, C++]
['--mur=0.5,1,2', '--muf=0.5,1,2', '--pdf=errorset'] = systematics_arguments ! see: https://cp3.irmp.ucl.ac.be/projects/madgraph/wiki/Systematics#Systematicspythonmodule
# Syscalc is deprecated but to see the associate options type'update syscalc'

The run_card.dat for process h1 > all all with 2HDMtII_NLO model is (cross section is 0.0705).
#*********************************************************************
# Tag name for the run (one word) *
#*********************************************************************
tag_1 = run_tag ! name of the run
#*********************************************************************
# Number of events and rnd seed *
# Warning: Do not generate more than 1M events in a single run *
#*********************************************************************
10000 = nevents ! Number of unweighted events requested
0 = iseed ! rnd seed (0=assigned automatically=default))
#*********************************************************************
# Collider type and energy *
# lpp: 0=No PDF, 1=proton, -1=antiproton, 2=photon from proton, *
# 3=photon from electron *
#*********************************************************************
1 = lpp1 ! beam 1 type
1 = lpp2 ! beam 2 type
6500.0 = ebeam1 ! beam 1 total energy in GeV
6500.0 = ebeam2 ! beam 2 total energy in GeV
# To see polarised beam options: type "update beam_pol"

#*********************************************************************
# PDF CHOICE: this automatically fixes also alpha_s and its evol. *
#*********************************************************************
nn23lo1 = pdlabel ! PDF set
230000 = lhaid ! if pdlabel=lhapdf, this is the lhapdf number
# To see heavy ion options: type "update ion_pdf"
#*********************************************************************
# Renormalization and factorization scales *
#*********************************************************************
False = fixed_ren_scale ! if .true. use fixed ren scale
False = fixed_fac_scale ! if .true. use fixed fac scale
91.188 = scale ! fixed ren scale
91.188 = dsqrt_q2fact1 ! fixed fact scale for pdf1
91.188 = dsqrt_q2fact2 ! fixed fact scale for pdf2
-1 = dynamical_scale_choice ! Choose one of the preselected dynamical choices
1.0 = scalefact ! scale factor for event-by-event scales
#*********************************************************************
# Type and output format
#*********************************************************************
False = gridpack !True = setting up the grid pack
-1.0 = time_of_flight ! threshold (in mm) below which the invariant livetime is not written (-1 means not written)
average = event_norm ! average/sum. Normalization of the weight in the LHEF
# To see MLM/CKKW merging options: type "update MLM" or "update CKKW"

#*********************************************************************
#
#*********************************************************************
# handling of the helicities:
# 0: sum over all helicities
# 1: importance sampling over helicities
#*********************************************************************
0 = nhel ! using helicities importance sampling or not.
#*********************************************************************
# Generation bias, check the wiki page below for more information: *
#*********************************************************************
None = bias_module ! Bias type of bias, [None, ptj_bias, -custom_folder-]
{} = bias_parameters ! Specifies the parameters of the module.
#
#*******************************
# Parton level cuts definition *
#*******************************
#
#
#*********************************************************************
# BW cutoff (M+/-bwcutoff*Gamma) ! Define on/off-shell for "\$" and decay
#*********************************************************************
15.0 = bwcutoff ! (M+/-bwcutoff*Gamma)
#*********************************************************************
# Standard Cuts *
#*********************************************************************
# Minimum and maximum pt's (for max, -1 means no cut) *
#*********************************************************************
0.0 = ptb ! minimum pt for the b
0.0 = pta ! minimum pt for the photons
0.0 = ptl ! minimum pt for the charged leptons
-1.0 = ptbmax ! maximum pt for the b
-1.0 = ptamax ! maximum pt for the photons
-1.0 = ptlmax ! maximum pt for the charged leptons
{} = pt_min_pdg ! pt cut for other particles (use pdg code). Applied on particle and anti-particle
{} = pt_max_pdg ! pt cut for other particles (syntax e.g. {6: 100, 25: 50})
#
# For display option for energy cut in the partonic center of mass frame type 'update ecut'
#
#*********************************************************************
# Maximum and minimum absolute rapidity (for max, -1 means no cut) *
#*********************************************************************
-1.0 = etab ! max rap for the b
-1.0 = etaa ! max rap for the photons
-1.0 = etal ! max rap for the charged leptons
0.0 = etajmin ! min rap for the jets
0.0 = etabmin ! min rap for the b
0.0 = etaamin ! min rap for the photons
0.0 = etalmin ! main rap for the charged leptons
{} = eta_min_pdg ! rap cut for other particles (use pdg code). Applied on particle and anti-particle
{} = eta_max_pdg ! rap cut for other particles (syntax e.g. {6: 2.5, 23: 5})
#*********************************************************************
# Minimum and maximum DeltaR distance *
#*********************************************************************
0.0 = drbb ! min distance between b's
0.0 = drll ! min distance between leptons
0.0 = draa ! min distance between gammas
0.0 = drab ! min distance between gamma and b
0.0 = drbl ! min distance between b and lepton
0.0 = dral ! min distance between gamma and lepton
-1.0 = drbbmax ! max distance between b's
-1.0 = drllmax ! max distance between leptons
-1.0 = draamax ! max distance between gammas
-1.0 = drabmax ! max distance between gamma and b
-1.0 = drblmax ! max distance between b and lepton
-1.0 = dralmax ! maxdistance between gamma and lepton
#*********************************************************************
# Minimum and maximum invariant mass for pairs *
#*********************************************************************
0.0 = mmbb ! min invariant mass of a b pair
0.0 = mmaa ! min invariant mass of gamma gamma pair
0.0 = mmll ! min invariant mass of l+l- (same flavour) lepton pair
-1.0 = mmbbmax ! max invariant mass of a b pair
-1.0 = mmaamax ! max invariant mass of gamma gamma pair
-1.0 = mmllmax ! max invariant mass of l+l- (same flavour) lepton pair
{} = mxx_min_pdg ! min invariant mass of a pair of particles X/X~ (e.g. {6:250})
{'default': False} = mxx_only_part_antipart ! if True the invariant mass is applied only
! to pairs of particle/antiparticle and not to pairs of the same pdg codes.
#*********************************************************************
# Minimum and maximum invariant mass for all letpons *
#*********************************************************************
0.0 = mmnl ! min invariant mass for all letpons (l+- and vl)
-1.0 = mmnlmax ! max invariant mass for all letpons (l+- and vl)
#*********************************************************************
# Minimum and maximum pt for 4-momenta sum of leptons / neutrino *
# for pair of lepton includes only same flavor, opposite charge
#*********************************************************************
0.0 = ptllmin ! Minimum pt for 4-momenta sum of leptons(l and vl)
-1.0 = ptllmax ! Maximum pt for 4-momenta sum of leptons(l and vl)
#*********************************************************************
# Inclusive cuts *
#*********************************************************************
0.0 = ptheavy ! minimum pt for at least one heavy final state
0.0 = xptb ! minimum pt for at least one b
0.0 = xpta ! minimum pt for at least one photon
0.0 = xptl ! minimum pt for at least one charged lepton
#*********************************************************************
# Control the pt's of leptons sorted by pt *
#*********************************************************************
0.0 = ptl1min ! minimum pt for the leading lepton in pt
0.0 = ptl2min ! minimum pt for the second lepton in pt
-1.0 = ptl1max ! maximum pt for the leading lepton in pt
-1.0 = ptl2max ! maximum pt for the second lepton in pt
#*********************************************************************
# Control the Ht(k)=Sum of k leading jets *
#*********************************************************************
0.0 = ihtmin !inclusive Ht for all partons (including b)
-1.0 = ihtmax !inclusive Ht for all partons (including b)
#*********************************************************************
# maximal pdg code for quark to be considered as a light jet *
# (otherwise b cuts are applied) *
#*********************************************************************
4 = maxjetflavor ! Maximum jet pdg code
#*********************************************************************
#
#*********************************************************************
# Store info for systematics studies *
# WARNING: Do not use for interference type of computation *
#*********************************************************************
False = use_syst ! Enable systematics studies
#
systematics = systematics_program ! none, systematics [python], SysCalc [depreceted, C++]
['--mur=0.5,1,2', '--muf=0.5,1,2', '--pdf=errorset'] = systematics_arguments ! see: https://cp3.irmp.ucl.ac.be/projects/madgraph/wiki/Systematics#Systematicspythonmodule
# Syscalc is deprecated but to see the associate options type'update syscalc'

The run_card.dat for process p p > h+ h+ j j , ( h+ > w+ h1 , w+ > l+ vl ) with 2HDMtII_NLO model is (cross section is 2.756e-0.5).
#*********************************************************************
# Tag name for the run (one word) *
#*********************************************************************
tag_1 = run_tag ! name of the run
#*********************************************************************
# Number of events and rnd seed *
# Warning: Do not generate more than 1M events in a single run *
#*********************************************************************
10000 = nevents ! Number of unweighted events requested
0 = iseed ! rnd seed (0=assigned automatically=default))
#*********************************************************************
# Collider type and energy *
# lpp: 0=No PDF, 1=proton, -1=antiproton, 2=photon from proton, *
# 3=photon from electron *
#*********************************************************************
1 = lpp1 ! beam 1 type
1 = lpp2 ! beam 2 type
7000.0 = ebeam1 ! beam 1 total energy in GeV
7000.0 = ebeam2 ! beam 2 total energy in GeV
# To see polarised beam options: type "update beam_pol"

#*********************************************************************
# PDF CHOICE: this automatically fixes also alpha_s and its evol. *
#*********************************************************************
nn23lo1 = pdlabel ! PDF set
230000 = lhaid ! if pdlabel=lhapdf, this is the lhapdf number
# To see heavy ion options: type "update ion_pdf"
#*********************************************************************
# Renormalization and factorization scales *
#*********************************************************************
False = fixed_ren_scale ! if .true. use fixed ren scale
False = fixed_fac_scale ! if .true. use fixed fac scale
91.188 = scale ! fixed ren scale
91.188 = dsqrt_q2fact1 ! fixed fact scale for pdf1
91.188 = dsqrt_q2fact2 ! fixed fact scale for pdf2
-1 = dynamical_scale_choice ! Choose one of the preselected dynamical choices
1.0 = scalefact ! scale factor for event-by-event scales
#*********************************************************************
# Type and output format
#*********************************************************************
False = gridpack !True = setting up the grid pack
-1.0 = time_of_flight ! threshold (in mm) below which the invariant livetime is not written (-1 means not written)
average = event_norm ! average/sum. Normalization of the weight in the LHEF
# To see MLM/CKKW merging options: type "update MLM" or "update CKKW"

#*********************************************************************
#
#*********************************************************************
# handling of the helicities:
# 0: sum over all helicities
# 1: importance sampling over helicities
#*********************************************************************
0 = nhel ! using helicities importance sampling or not.
#*********************************************************************
# Generation bias, check the wiki page below for more information: *
#*********************************************************************
None = bias_module ! Bias type of bias, [None, ptj_bias, -custom_folder-]
{} = bias_parameters ! Specifies the parameters of the module.
#
#*******************************
# Parton level cuts definition *
#*******************************
#
#
#*********************************************************************
# BW cutoff (M+/-bwcutoff*Gamma) ! Define on/off-shell for "\$" and decay
#*********************************************************************
15.0 = bwcutoff ! (M+/-bwcutoff*Gamma)
#*********************************************************************
# Apply pt/E/eta/dr/mij/kt_durham cuts on decay products or not
# (note that etmiss/ptll/ptheavy/ht/sorted cuts always apply)
#*********************************************************************
False = cut_decays ! Cut decay products
#*********************************************************************
# Standard Cuts *
#*********************************************************************
# Minimum and maximum pt's (for max, -1 means no cut) *
#*********************************************************************
20.0 = ptj ! minimum pt for the jets
10.0 = ptl ! minimum pt for the charged leptons
0.0 = misset ! minimum missing Et (sum of neutrino's momenta)
-1.0 = ptjmax ! maximum pt for the jets
-1.0 = ptlmax ! maximum pt for the charged leptons
-1.0 = missetmax ! maximum missing Et (sum of neutrino's momenta)
{} = pt_min_pdg ! pt cut for other particles (use pdg code). Applied on particle and anti-particle
{} = pt_max_pdg ! pt cut for other particles (syntax e.g. {6: 100, 25: 50})
#
# For display option for energy cut in the partonic center of mass frame type 'update ecut'
#
#*********************************************************************
# Maximum and minimum absolute rapidity (for max, -1 means no cut) *
#*********************************************************************
5.0 = etaj ! max rap for the jets
2.5 = etal ! max rap for the charged leptons
0.0 = etalmin ! main rap for the charged leptons
{} = eta_min_pdg ! rap cut for other particles (use pdg code). Applied on particle and anti-particle
{} = eta_max_pdg ! rap cut for other particles (syntax e.g. {6: 2.5, 23: 5})
#*********************************************************************
# Minimum and maximum DeltaR distance *
#*********************************************************************
0.4 = drjj ! min distance between jets
0.4 = drll ! min distance between leptons
0.4 = drjl ! min distance between jet and lepton
-1.0 = drjjmax ! max distance between jets
-1.0 = drllmax ! max distance between leptons
-1.0 = drjlmax ! max distance between jet and lepton
#*********************************************************************
# Minimum and maximum invariant mass for pairs *
#*********************************************************************
0.0 = mmjj ! min invariant mass of a jet pair
0.0 = mmll ! min invariant mass of l+l- (same flavour) lepton pair
-1.0 = mmjjmax ! max invariant mass of a jet pair
-1.0 = mmllmax ! max invariant mass of l+l- (same flavour) lepton pair
{} = mxx_min_pdg ! min invariant mass of a pair of particles X/X~ (e.g. {6:250})
{'default': False} = mxx_only_part_antipart ! if True the invariant mass is applied only
! to pairs of particle/antiparticle and not to pairs of the same pdg codes.
#*********************************************************************
# Minimum and maximum invariant mass for all letpons *
#*********************************************************************
0.0 = mmnl ! min invariant mass for all letpons (l+- and vl)
-1.0 = mmnlmax ! max invariant mass for all letpons (l+- and vl)
#*********************************************************************
# Minimum and maximum pt for 4-momenta sum of leptons / neutrino *
# for pair of lepton includes only same flavor, opposite charge
#*********************************************************************
0.0 = ptllmin ! Minimum pt for 4-momenta sum of leptons(l and vl)
-1.0 = ptllmax ! Maximum pt for 4-momenta sum of leptons(l and vl)
#*********************************************************************
# Inclusive cuts *
#*********************************************************************
0.0 = ptheavy ! minimum pt for at least one heavy final state
0.0 = xptj ! minimum pt for at least one jet
0.0 = xptl ! minimum pt for at least one charged lepton
#*********************************************************************
# Control the pt's of the jets sorted by pt *
#*********************************************************************
0.0 = ptj1min ! minimum pt for the leading jet in pt
0.0 = ptj2min ! minimum pt for the second jet in pt
-1.0 = ptj1max ! maximum pt for the leading jet in pt
-1.0 = ptj2max ! maximum pt for the second jet in pt
0 = cutuse ! reject event if fails any (0) / all (1) jet pt cuts
#*********************************************************************
# Control the pt's of leptons sorted by pt *
#*********************************************************************
0.0 = ptl1min ! minimum pt for the leading lepton in pt
0.0 = ptl2min ! minimum pt for the second lepton in pt
-1.0 = ptl1max ! maximum pt for the leading lepton in pt
-1.0 = ptl2max ! maximum pt for the second lepton in pt
#*********************************************************************
# Control the Ht(k)=Sum of k leading jets *
#*********************************************************************
0.0 = htjmin ! minimum jet HT=Sum(jet pt)
-1.0 = htjmax ! maximum jet HT=Sum(jet pt)
0.0 = ihtmin !inclusive Ht for all partons (including b)
-1.0 = ihtmax !inclusive Ht for all partons (including b)
#*********************************************************************
# WBF cuts *
#*********************************************************************
0.0 = xetamin ! minimum rapidity for two jets in the WBF case
0.0 = deltaeta ! minimum rapidity for two jets in the WBF case
#*********************************************************************
# maximal pdg code for quark to be considered as a light jet *
# (otherwise b cuts are applied) *
#*********************************************************************
4 = maxjetflavor ! Maximum jet pdg code
#*********************************************************************
#
#*********************************************************************
# Store info for systematics studies *
# WARNING: Do not use for interference type of computation *
#*********************************************************************
True = use_syst ! Enable systematics studies
#
systematics = systematics_program ! none, systematics [python], SysCalc [depreceted, C++]
['--mur=0.5,1,2', '--muf=0.5,1,2', '--pdf=errorset'] = systematics_arguments ! see: https://cp3.irmp.ucl.ac.be/projects/madgraph/wiki/Systematics#Systematicspythonmodule
# Syscalc is deprecated but to see the associate options type'update syscalc'

For the four process I listed above the param_card.dat is
###################################
## INFORMATION FOR FRBLOCK
###################################
Block frblock
1 5.000000e+00 # tanbeta
2 0.425000e-01 # sinbma

###################################
## INFORMATION FOR HIGGS
###################################
Block higgs
1 5.000000e-01 # l2
2 1.000000e+00 # l3
3 1.000000e-01 # lR7

###################################
## INFORMATION FOR LOOP
###################################
Block loop
1 9.118800e+01 # MU_R

###################################
## INFORMATION FOR MASS
###################################
Block mass
5 4.700000e+00 # MB
6 1.720000e+02 # MT
23 9.118760e+01 # MZ
25 0.650000e+02 # mh1
35 1.250000e+02 # mh2
36 2.650000e+02 # mh3
37 2.050000e+02 # mhc
## Dependent parameters, given by model restrictions.
## Those values should be edited following the
## analytical expression. MG5 ignores those values
## but they are important for interfacing the output of MG5
## to external program such as Pythia.
1 0.000000e+00 # d : 0.0
2 0.000000e+00 # u : 0.0
3 0.000000e+00 # s : 0.0
4 0.000000e+00 # c : 0.0
11 0.000000e+00 # e- : 0.0
12 0.000000e+00 # ve : 0.0
13 0.000000e+00 # mu- : 0.0
14 0.000000e+00 # vm : 0.0
15 0.000000e+00 # ta- : 0.0
16 0.000000e+00 # vt : 0.0
21 0.000000e+00 # g : 0.0
22 0.000000e+00 # a : 0.0
24 7.982466e+01 # w+ : cmath.sqrt(MZ__exp__2/2. + cmath.sqrt(MZ__exp__4/4. - (aEW*cmath.pi*MZ__exp__2)/(Gf*sqrt__2)))
9000002 9.118760e+01 # ghz : MZ
9000003 7.982466e+01 # ghwp : MW
9000004 7.982466e+01 # ghwm : MW

###################################
## INFORMATION FOR SMINPUTS
###################################
Block sminputs
1 1.279000e+02 # aEWM1
2 1.166390e-05 # Gf
3 1.180000e-01 # aS

###################################
## INFORMATION FOR YUKAWA
###################################
Block yukawa
5 4.700000e+00 # ymb
6 1.720000e+02 # ymt
15 1.777000e+00 # ymtau

###################################
## INFORMATION FOR DECAY
###################################
DECAY 6 1.508336e+00 # WT
DECAY 23 2.495200e+00 # WZ
DECAY 24 2.085000e+00 # WW
DECAY 25 1.000000e+00 # Wh1
DECAY 35 1.000000e+00 # Wh2
DECAY 36 1.000000e+00 # Wh3
DECAY 37 1.000000e+00 # whc
## Dependent parameters, given by model restrictions.
## Those values should be edited following the
## analytical expression. MG5 ignores those values
## but they are important for interfacing the output of MG5
## to external program such as Pythia.
DECAY 1 0.000000e+00 # d : 0.0
DECAY 2 0.000000e+00 # u : 0.0
DECAY 3 0.000000e+00 # s : 0.0
DECAY 4 0.000000e+00 # c : 0.0
DECAY 5 0.000000e+00 # b : 0.0
DECAY 11 0.000000e+00 # e- : 0.0
DECAY 12 0.000000e+00 # ve : 0.0
DECAY 13 0.000000e+00 # mu- : 0.0
DECAY 14 0.000000e+00 # vm : 0.0
DECAY 15 0.000000e+00 # ta- : 0.0
DECAY 16 0.000000e+00 # vt : 0.0
DECAY 21 0.000000e+00 # g : 0.0
DECAY 22 0.000000e+00 # a : 0.0
#===========================================================
# QUANTUM NUMBERS OF NEW STATE(S) (NON SM PDG CODE)
#===========================================================

Block QNUMBERS 9000001 # gha
1 0 # 3 times electric charge
2 1 # number of spin states (2S+1)
3 1 # colour rep (1: singlet, 3: triplet, 8: octet)
4 1 # Particle/Antiparticle distinction (0=own anti)
Block QNUMBERS 9000002 # ghz
1 0 # 3 times electric charge
2 1 # number of spin states (2S+1)
3 1 # colour rep (1: singlet, 3: triplet, 8: octet)
4 1 # Particle/Antiparticle distinction (0=own anti)
Block QNUMBERS 9000003 # ghwp
1 3 # 3 times electric charge
2 1 # number of spin states (2S+1)
3 1 # colour rep (1: singlet, 3: triplet, 8: octet)
4 1 # Particle/Antiparticle distinction (0=own anti)
Block QNUMBERS 9000004 # ghwm
1 -3 # 3 times electric charge
2 1 # number of spin states (2S+1)
3 1 # colour rep (1: singlet, 3: triplet, 8: octet)
4 1 # Particle/Antiparticle distinction (0=own anti)
Block QNUMBERS 82 # ghg
1 0 # 3 times electric charge
2 1 # number of spin states (2S+1)
3 8 # colour rep (1: singlet, 3: triplet, 8: octet)
4 1 # Particle/Antiparticle distinction (0=own anti)
Block QNUMBERS 37 # h+
1 3 # 3 times electric charge
2 1 # number of spin states (2S+1)
3 1 # colour rep (1: singlet, 3: triplet, 8: octet)
4 1 # Particle/Antiparticle distinction (0=own anti)
Block QNUMBERS 35 # h2
1 0 # 3 times electric charge
2 1 # number of spin states (2S+1)
3 1 # colour rep (1: singlet, 3: triplet, 8: octet)
4 0 # Particle/Antiparticle distinction (0=own anti)
Block QNUMBERS 36 # h3
1 0 # 3 times electric charge
2 1 # number of spin states (2S+1)
3 1 # colour rep (1: singlet, 3: triplet, 8: octet)
4 0 # Particle/Antiparticle distinction (0=own anti)

THANKS!!!!!!!!!

 Olivier Mattelaer (olivier-mattelaer) said on 2020-09-04: #3

You are using a fake width for h1, so obviously the branching ratio (which is partial_width/Total_width) will be wrong if your total width is wrong.

Cheers,

Olivier

 lukeskywalker (luke19941001) said on 2020-09-04: #4

Thanks Olivier Mattelaer, that solved my question.