The European Physical Journal C

, Volume 68, Issue 3–4, pp 421–424 | Cite as

Dilaton as the Higgs boson

  • Robert Foot
  • Archil Kobakhidze
  • Kristian L. McDonald
Regular Article - Theoretical Physics

Abstract

We propose a model where the role of the electroweak Higgs field is played by the dilaton. The model contains terms which explicitly violate gauge invariance; however, it is shown that this violation is fictitious, so that the model is a consistent low-energy effective theory. In the simplest version of the idea the resulting low-energy effective theory is the same as the top mode standard model.

Keywords

Higgs Boson Mass Term Gauge Invariance Electroweak Symmetry Breaking Einstein Frame 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Foot
    • 1
  • Archil Kobakhidze
    • 1
  • Kristian L. McDonald
    • 2
  1. 1.School of PhysicsThe University of MelbourneVictoriaAustralia
  2. 2.Theory GroupTRIUMFVancouverCanada

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