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Phenomenology of the inflation-inspired NMSSM at the electroweak scale

Hollik, Wolfgang Gregor; Liebler, Stefan; Moortgat-Pick, Gudrid; Paßehr, Sebastian; Weiglein, Georg

The concept of Higgs inflation can be elegantly incorporated in the Next-to-Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (NMSSM). A linear combination of the two Higgs-doublet fields plays the role of the inflaton which is non-minimally coupled to gravity. This non-minimal coupling appears in the low-energy effective superpotential and changes the phenomenology at the electroweak scale. While the field content of the inflation-inspired model is the same as in the NMSSM, there is another contribution to the μ term in addition to the vacuum expectation value of the singlet. We explore this extended parameter space and point out scenarios with phenomenological differences compared to the pure NMSSM. A special focus is set on the electroweak vacuum stability and the parameter dependence of the Higgs and neutralino sectors. We highlight regions which yield a SM-like 125GeV Higgs boson compatible with the experimental observations and are in accordance with the limits from searches for additional Higgs bosons. Finally, we study the impact of the non-minimal coupling to gravity on the Higgs mixing and in turn on the decays of the Higgs bosons in this model.

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000090842
Veröffentlicht am 11.02.2019
DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-019-6561-6
Zitationen: 8
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Kernphysik (IKP)
Institut für Theoretische Physik (ITP)
Institut für Theoretische Teilchenphysik (TTP)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsmonat/-jahr 01.2019
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1434-6044, 1434-6052
KITopen-ID: 1000090842
HGF-Programm 51.01.01 (POF III, LK 01) Teilchenphysik
Erschienen in The European physical journal / C
Verlag Springer Verlag
Band 79
Heft 1
Seiten Article: 75
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Vorab online veröffentlicht am 28.01.2019
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