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URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-453860

Non-standard higgs decays in U(1) extensions of the MSSM

Athron, P.; Mühlleitner, M.; Williams, A.

In U(1) extensions of the Minimal Supersymmetric extension of the Standard Model there is a simple mechanism that leads to a heavy Z ′ boson with a mass which is substantially larger than the supersymmetry breaking scale. This mechanism may also result in a pseudoscalar state that is light enough for decays of the 125 GeV Standard Model-like Higgs boson into a pair of such pseudoscalars to be kinematically allowed. We study these decays within E 6 inspired supersymmetric models with an exact custodial symmetry that forbids tree-level flavor-changing transitions and the most dangerous baryon and lepton number violating operators. We argue that the branching ratio of the lightest Higgs boson decays into a pair of the light pseudoscalar states may not be negligibly small.

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Theoretische Physik (ITP)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2015
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1029-8479
KITopen ID: 1000045386
Erschienen in Journal of High Energy Physics
Band 153
Seiten 1-37
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