2,559 research outputs found

    Two-loop renormalization group restrictions on the standard model and the fourth chiral family

    Full text link
    In the framework of the two-loop renormalization group, the global profile of the Standard Model (SM) in its full parameter space is investigated up to the scale of the gauge singularity. The critical Higgs masses bordering the strong coupling, unstable and the safe regions are explicitly found. Restrictions on the Higgs boson mass as a function of a cutoff scale are obtained from the stability of the electroweak vacuum and from the absence of the strong coupling both in the Higgs and Yukawa sectors. The cutoff being equal to the Plank scale requires the Higgs mass to be M=(161.3+-20.6)+4-10 GeV and M>=140.7+-10 GeV, where the M corridor is the theoretical one and the errors are due to the top mass uncertainty. The SM two-loop beta-functions are generalized to the massive neutrino case. Modification of the two-loop global profile of the SM extended by one new chiral family is studied, and bounds on the masses of the family are found. The requirement of self-consistency of the perturbative SM as an underlying theory up to the Planck or GUT scale excludes the fourth chiral family with the mass up to 250 GeV depending on the Higgs mass and the cutoff scale. Under precision experiment restriction M<=200 GeV, the fourth chiral family, taken alone, is excluded. Nevertheless a pair of the chiral families constituting the vector-like one could still exist.Comment: 22 LaTeX pages, 17 PostScript figures. In the 2nd version of the e-print a typo in the 2-loop beta function of a charged lepton is correcte

    Black Hole Shadows: How to Fix the Extended Gravity Theory

    Full text link
    The first images of black hole shadows open new possibilities to develop modern extended gravity theories. We discuss the shadow calculations in non-rotating case both when g11=−g00−1g_{11} = - g_{00}^{-1} and g11≠−g00−1g_{11} \neq - g_{00}^{-1}. We demonstrate the application to few different models: Horndesky theory with Gauss-Bonnet invariant, loop quantum gravity and conformal gravity. The difference of these theories from shadow models with the theory of general relativity is shown. In addition we show that when the rotation is taken into account the requirements to the observational accuracy decrease

    Ultrabright single-photon emission from germanium-vacancy zero-phonon lines: deterministic emitter-waveguide interfacing at plasmonic hot spots

    Get PDF
    Striving for nanometer-sized solid-state single-photon sources, we investigate atom-like quantum emitters based on single germanium-vacancy (GeV) centers isolated in crystalline nanodiamonds (NDs). Cryogenic characterization indicated symmetry-protected and bright (>106 counts/s with off-resonance excitation) zero-phonon optical transitions with up to 6-fold enhancement in energy splitting of their ground states as compared to that found for GeV centers in bulk diamonds (i.e. up to 870 GHz in highly strained NDs vs. 150 GHz in bulk). Utilizing lithographic alignment techniques, we demonstrate an integrated nanophotonic platform for deterministic interfacing plasmonic waveguides with isolated GeV centers in NDs, which enables 10-fold enhancement of single-photon decay rates along with the emission direction control by judiciously designing and positioning a Bragg reflector. This approach allows one to realize the unidirectional emission from single-photon dipolar sources, thereby opening new perspectives for the realization of quantum optical integrated circuits
    • …