Fermiophobia in a Higgs triplet model

A. G. Akeroyd, Marco A. Díaz, Maximiliano A. Rivera, D. Romero Maltrana

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A fermiophobic Higgs boson can arise in models with an extended Higgs sector, such as models with scalars in an isospin triplet representation. In a specific model with a scalar triplet and spontaneous violation of lepton number induced by a scalar singlet field, we show that fermiophobia is not a fine-tuned situation, unlike in two higgs doublet models. We study distinctive signals of fermiophobia which can be probed at the LHC. For the case of a small Higgs mass, a characteristic signal would be a moderate B(H→γγ) accompanied by a large B(H→JJ) (where J is a Majoron), the latter being an invisible decay. For the case of a large Higgs mass there is the possibility of dominant H→ZZ, WW and suppressed H→JJ decay modes. In this situation, B(H→ZZ) is larger than B(H→WW), which differs from the SM prediction.

Original languageEnglish
Article number095003
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number9
StatePublished - 10 May 2011
Externally publishedYes


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