Vacuum misalignment and pattern of scalar masses in the SU(5)/SO(5) composite Higgs model

Agugliaro, Alessandro (0000 0004 1757 2304, INFN, Sezione di Firenze and Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Florence, via G. Sansone 1, 50019, Sesto Fiorentino, Italy) ; Cacciapaglia, Giacomo (0000 0001 2153 961X, CNRS/IN2P3, UMR5822, IPNL, Université Lyon 1, Batiment Paul Dirac, rue Enrico Fermi, 69622, Villeurbanne Cedex, France) ; Deandrea, Aldo (0000 0001 2153 961X, CNRS/IN2P3, UMR5822, IPNL, Université Lyon 1, Batiment Paul Dirac, rue Enrico Fermi, 69622, Villeurbanne Cedex, France) ; Curtis, Stefania (0000 0004 1757 2304, INFN, Sezione di Firenze and Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Florence, via G. Sansone 1, 50019, Sesto Fiorentino, Italy)

18 February 2019

Abstract: Composite Higgs models based on SU(5)/SO(5) are characterised by the presence of custodial triplets, like the Georgi-Machacek model. We classify all the operators giving rise to the top mass and Higgs potential in presence of fermion partial compositeness, with top partners in two-index representations of SU(5). A detailed study of each operator allows us to find correlations in the couplings of Higgs and non-Higgs pseudo-Nambu-Goldstone bosons, which depend only on one, two or three independent parameters. We also analyse the Higgs potential, finding that a misalignment along the custodial invariant triplet direction is forbidden by CP conservation. Avoiding custodial breaking allows us to select a handful of feasible models, which feature universal patterns in the scalar masses related to their transformation properties under the custodial symmetry. Finally, we briefly study the LHC phenomenology of the scalars, which are always below 1 TeV even for multi-TeV condensation scales, and find promising same-sign lepton final states enriched by hard photons.


Published in: JHEP 1902 (2019) 089
Published by: Springer/SISSA
DOI: 10.1007/JHEP02(2019)089
arXiv: 1808.10175
License: CC-BY-4.0



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