19 research outputs found

    Invariants and CP violation in the 2HDM

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    We discuss the importance of basis invariants in the general 2HDM and how these relates to masses and couplings. We also present a simple, yet powerful technique to translate parameters of the potential into combinations of masses and couplings of the theory and apply this to CP odd invariants.Comment: 14 pages. Talk given at Corfu Summer Institute 2017, School and Workshops on Elementary Particle Physics and Gravity, September 2017. To appear in conference proceeding

    The CP-symmetries of the 2HDM

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    We discuss the three different classes of CP-symmetries that can be realized in a two-Higgs-doublet model, CP1, CP2 and CP3. We express conditions for realizing these symmetries in terms of masses and couplings of the model, thereby providing a way of verifying which, if any, of these symmetries is realized by nature.Comment: Contribution to the conference proceedings of DISCRETE 1

    Heavy Higgs boson decays in the alignment limit of the 2HDM

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    The Standard Model (SM)-like couplings of the observed Higgs boson impose strong constraints on the structure of any extended Higgs sector. We consider the theoretical properties and the phenomenological implications of a generic two Higgs doublet model (2HDM). This model constitutes a simple and attractive extension of the SM that is consistent with the observation of the SM-like Higgs boson and precision electroweak observables, while providing a potential new source of CP-violation. In this paper we focus on the so-called Higgs alignment limit of the generic 2HDM, where the neutral scalar field~H1H_1, with the tree-level couplings of the SM Higgs boson, is a mass eigenstate that is aligned in field space with the direction of the Higgs vacuum expectation value. The properties of the two other heavier neutral Higgs scalars, H2H_2 and H3H_3, in the alignment limit of the 2HDM are also elucidated. It is shown that the couplings of H2H_2 and H3H_3 in the alignment limit are tightly constrained and correlated. For example, in the exact alignment limit at tree level, for bosonic final states BR(H2,3W+W,ZZ,H1Z)=0\text{BR}(H_{2,3} \to W^+W^-, ZZ, H_1 Z) = 0 and BR(H±W±H1)=0\text{BR}(H^\pm \to W^\pm H_1) = 0, whereas for fermionic final states Γ(H2ffˉ)/Γ(H3ffˉ)M2/M3\Gamma(H_2 \to f\bar f)/\Gamma(H_3 \to f\bar f) \sim M_2/M_3 (where MαM_\alpha is the mass of HαH_\alpha). In some cases, the results of the alignment limit differ depending on whether or not alignment is achieved via the decoupling of heavy scalar states. In particular, in the exact alignment limit without decoupling BR(H2,3H1H1)=0\text{BR}(H_{2,3}\to H_1 H_1)=0, whereas these branching ratios are nonzero in the decoupling regime. Observables that could be used to test the alignment scenario at the LHC are defined and discussed. The couplings of the Higgs bosons away from their exact alignment values are determined to leading order, and some consequences are elucidated.Comment: 44 pages, 1 figure; v2: references added; v3: major clarifications; v4: JHEP versio

    Consistency of the Two Higgs Doublet Model and CP violation in top production at the LHC

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    It is important to provide guidance on whether CP violation may be measurable in top-quark production at the Large Hadron Collider. The present work extends an earlier analysis of the non-supersymmetric Two-Higgs-Doublet Model in this respect, by allowing a more general potential. Also, a more comprehensive study of theoretical and experimental constraints on the model is presented. Vacuum stability, unitarity, direct searches and electroweak precision measurements severely constrain the model. We explore, at low \tan\beta, the allowed regions in the multidimensional parameter space that give a viable physical model. This exploration is focused on the parameter space of the neutral sector rotation matrix, which is closely related to the Yukawa couplings of interest. In most of the remaining allowed regions, the model violates CP. We present a quantitative discussion of a particular CP-violating observable. This would be measurable in semileptonically decaying top and antitop quarks produced at the LHC, provided the number of available events is of the order of a million.Comment: 45 pages, 10 figures, some in (essential) colour. Figures 2, 6 and 7 are bitmapped, better quality available on request. Version to appear in Nucl. Phys.

    New Symmetries of the Two-Higgs-Doublet Model

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    The Two Higgs Doublet Model invariant under the gauge group SU(2)xU(1) is known to have six additional global discrete or continuous symmetries of its scalar sector. We have discovered regions of parameter space of the model which are basis and renormalization group invariant to all orders of perturbation theory in the scalar and gauge sectors, but correspond to none of the hitherto considered symmetries. We therefore identify seven new symmetries of the model and discuss their phenomenology. Soft symmetry breaking is required for some of these models so that electroweak symmetry breaking can occur. We show that, at least at the two-loop level, it is possible to extend some of these symmetries to include fermions.Comment: 46 page

    Constraining the Two-Higgs-Doublet-Model parameter space

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    We confront the Two-Higgs-Doublet Model with a variety of experimental constraints as well as theoretical consistency conditions. The most constraining data are the \bar B\to X_s\gamma decay rate (at low values of M_{H^\pm}), and \Delta\rho (at both low and high M_{H^\pm}). We also take into account the B\bar B oscillation rate and R_b, or the width \Gamma(Z\to b\bar b) (both of which restrict the model at low values of \tan\beta), and the B^-\to\tau\nu_\tau decay rate, which restricts the model at high \tan\beta and low M_{H^\pm}. Furthermore, the LEP2 non-discovery of a light, neutral Higgs boson is considered, as well as the muon anomalous magnetic moment. Since perturbative unitarity excludes high values of \tan\beta, the model turns out to be very constrained. We outline the remaining allowed regions in the \tan\beta-M_{H^\pm} plane for different values of the masses of the two lightest neutral Higgs bosons, and describe some of their properties.Comment: 17 pages, 17 figure