Europhys. Lett.
Volume 75, Number 6, September 2006
Page(s) 882 - 886
Section The physics of elementary particles and fields
Published online 16 August 2006
Europhys. Lett., 75 (6), pp. 882-886 (2006)
DOI: 10.1209/epl/i2006-10214-6

Spontaneous symmetry breaking through mixing

H. Fritzsch and M. Spannowsky

Ludwig Maximilian University, Sektion Physik - Theresienstr. 37 80333 München Germany

received 26 July 2006; accepted 28 July 2006
published online 16 August 2006

We discuss a model, in which the negative mass squared needed in the Higgs mechanism is generated by mixing with a heavy scalar. We have two scalar doublets in the standard model. Phenomenological properties of the heavy new scalar are discussed. The heavy scalar can be detected by the LHC.

12.60.Fr - Extensions of electroweak Higgs sector.

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