Orientifold theory dynamics and symmetry breaking

  title={Orientifold theory dynamics and symmetry breaking},
  author={Francesco Sannino and Kimmo Tuominen},
  journal={Physical Review D},
We show that it is possible to construct explicit models of electroweak symmetry breaking in which the number of techniflavors needed to enter the conformal phase of the theory is small and weakly dependent on the number of technicolors. Surprisingly, the minimal model with just two (techni)flavors, together with a suitable gauge dynamics, can be made almost conformal. The theories we consider are generalizations of orientifold-type gauge theories, in which the fermions are in either two-index… 

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