Integrating out the Standard Higgs Field in the Path Integral

@inproceedings{Dittmaier1995IntegratingOT,
  title={Integrating out the Standard Higgs Field in the Path Integral},
  author={Stefan Dittmaier and Carsten Grosse-Knetter},
  year={1995}
}
We integrate out the Higgs boson in the electroweak standard model at one loop and construct a low-energy e ective Lagrangian assuming that the Higgs mass is much larger than the gauge-boson masses. Instead of applying diagrammatical techniques, we integrate out the Higgs boson directly in the path integral, which turns out to be much simpler. By using the backgroundeld method and the Stueckelberg formalism, we directly nd a manifestly gauge-invariant result. The heavy-Higgs effects on… CONTINUE READING