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Cornering Spontaneous CP Violation with Charged-Higgs-Boson Searches

Nierste, Ulrich 1; Tabet, Mustafa 1; Ziegler, Robert 1
1 Institut für Theoretische Teilchenphysik (TTP), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


Decades of precision measurements have firmly established the Kobayashi-Maskawa phase as the dominant source of the charge-parity (CP) violation observed in weak quark decays. However, it is still unclear whether CP violation is explicitly encoded in complex Yukawa matrices or instead stems from spontaneous symmetry breaking with underlying CP-conserving Yukawa and Higgs sectors. Here we study the latter possibility for the case of a generic two-Higgs-doublet model. We find that theoretical constraints limit the ratio t$_{β}$ of the vacuum expectation values (vevs) to the range 0.22 ≤ t$_{β}$ ≤ 4.5 and imply the upper bounds M$_{H^{±}}$ ≤ 435  GeV, M$_{H_{2}^{0}}$ ≤ 485  GeV and M$_{H_{3}^{0}}$ ≤ 545  GeV for the charged and extra neutral Higgs masses. We derive lower bounds on charged-Higgs couplings to bottom quarks which provide a strong motivation to study the nonstandard production and decay signatures pp→qbH$^{±}$(→q′b) with all flavors q,q′=u, c, t in the search for the charged Higgs boson. We further present a few benchmark scenarios with interesting discovery potential in collider analyses.

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000122879
Veröffentlicht am 24.08.2020
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.125.031801
Zitationen: 8
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Theoretische Teilchenphysik (TTP)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2020
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 0031-9007, 1079-7114
KITopen-ID: 1000122879
Erschienen in Physical review letters
Verlag American Physical Society (APS)
Band 125
Heft 3
Seiten Art.Nr. 031801
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 13.07.2020
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