Composite Higgs sketch

  • Brando Bellazzini
  • Csaba Csáki
  • Jay Hubisz
  • Javi Serra
  • John Terning


The couplings of a composite Higgs to the standard model fields can deviate substantially from the standard model values. In this case perturbative unitarity might break down before the scale of compositeness, Λ, is reached, which would suggest that additional composites should lie well below Λ. In this paper we account for the presence of an additional spin 1 custodial triplet ρ ±,0. We examine the implications of requiring perturbative unitarity up to the scale Λ and find that one has to be close to saturating certain unitarity sum rules involving the Higgs and ρ couplings. Given these restrictions on the parameter space we investigate the main phenomenological consequences of the ρ’s. We find that they can substantially enhance the hγγ rate at the LHC even with a reduced Higgs coupling to gauge bosons. The main existing LHC bounds arise from di-boson searches, especially in the experimentally clean channel ρ ±W ± Z → 3l + ν. We find that a large range of interesting parameter space with 700 GeV ≾ m ρ ≾ 2 TeV is currently experimentally viable.


Higgs Physics Beyond Standard Model Sum Rules Technicolor and Composite Models 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brando Bellazzini
    • 1
    • 2
  • Csaba Csáki
    • 3
  • Jay Hubisz
    • 4
  • Javi Serra
    • 3
  • John Terning
    • 5
  1. 1.Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di Padova and INFNPadovaItaly
  2. 2.SISSATriesteItaly
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsLEPP, Cornell UniversityIthacaUSA
  4. 4.Department of PhysicsSyracuse UniversitySyracuseUSA
  5. 5.Department of PhysicsUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA

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