The European Physical Journal C

, Volume 65, Issue 3–4, pp 537–542 | Cite as

Possible anomalies in Higgs decay: charm-suppression and flavour-violation

  • José Bordes
  • Chan Hong-Mo 
  • Tsou Sheung Tsun 
Regular Article - Theoretical Physics


It is suggested that the Higgs boson may have a branching ratio into the \(c\bar{c}\) mode suppressed by several orders of magnitude compared with conventional predictions and in addition some small but detectable flavour-violating modes such as \(b\bar{s}\) and \(\tau \bar{\mu}\) . The suggestion is based on a scheme proposed and tested earlier for explaining the mixing pattern and mass hierarchy of fermions in terms of a rotating mass matrix. If confirmed, the effects would cast new light on the geometric origin of fermion generations and of the Higgs field itself.


Higgs Boson Mass Matrix Yukawa Coupling Fermion Mass Mass Hierarchy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • José Bordes
    • 1
  • Chan Hong-Mo 
    • 2
  • Tsou Sheung Tsun 
    • 3
  1. 1.Departament Fisica TeoricaUniversitat de ValenciaBurjassotSpain
  2. 2.Rutherford Appleton LaboratoryChilton, DidcotUK
  3. 3.Mathematical InstituteUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK

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