Exotic Higgs boson decay modes as a harbinger of $S_3$ flavor symmetry

@inproceedings{Bhattacharyya2011ExoticHB,
  title={Exotic Higgs boson decay modes as a harbinger of \$S_3\$ flavor symmetry},
  author={Gautam Bhattacharyya and Philipp Leser and Heinrich Pas},
  year={2011}
}
Discrete symmetries employed to explain flavor mixing and ma ss hierarchies can be associated with an enlarged scalar sector which might lead to exotic Higgs decay modes. In this paper, we explore such a possibility in a scenario with S3 flavor symmetry which requires three scalar SU(2) doublets. The spectrum is fixed by minimizing the scalar potential, and we observe that the symmetry of the model leads to tantalizing Higgs decay modes potentially observable at the CERN Large Hadron Collider… CONTINUE READING

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