A New Mechanism for Light Composite Higgs Bosons


Repeated symmetry-breaking and restoration phase transitions occur as one traverses the parameter space of interactions competing to align the vacuum. This phenomenon, augmented with a topcolor-like interaction, can make a composite Higgs boson’s mass and vacuum expectation value naturally much less than its underlying structure scale, without introducing new symmetries and their associated TeV-scale particles. We illustrate it by reconstructing a simple light composite Higgs model of electroweak symmetry breaking proposed by Georgi and Kaplan. lane@bu.edu aomartin@bu.edu

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@inproceedings{Lane2008ANM, title={A New Mechanism for Light Composite Higgs Bosons}, author={Kenneth Lane and Adam Martin}, year={2008} }