Document Type

Article

Date

3-15-2005

Embargo Period

10-17-2011

Keywords

high energy physics-phenomenology, spontaneous breaking of gauge symmetries, noncommutative field theory

Language

English

Disciplines

Physics

Description/Abstract

We present a general formalism based on the framework of non-commutative geometry, suitable to the study the standard model of electroweak interactions, as well as that of more general gauge theories. Left- and right-handed chiral fields are assigned to two different sheets of space-time (a discretized version of Kaluza-Klein theory). Scalar Higgs fields find themselves treated on the same footing as the gauge fields, resulting in spontaneous symmetry breaking in a natural and predictable way. We first apply the formalism to the Standard Model, where one can predict the Higgs mass and the top Yukawa coupling. We then study the left-right symmetric model, where we show that this framework imposes constraints on the type and coefficients of terms appearing in the Higgs potential.

Additional Information

This manuscript is from arXiv.org, more information can be found at http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-ph/0503147

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