Searches for Light Scalar Particles in K Meson Decays

  • Michael E. Zeller
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 50)


One of the most perplexing yet fundamental problems in particle physics is the origin of mass. The very successful Standard Model of QCD and electroweak interactions begins to address this problem by incorporating the Higgs mechanism of spontaneous symmetry breaking to give masses to the vector bosons. In its simplest formulation, the minimal model, there is a single doublet of scalar Higgs fields which, by its Yukawa coupling to fermion fields, can also generate masses for the fermions.


Invariant Mass Higgs Mass Decay Chain Flight Path Higgs Particle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael E. Zeller
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsYale UniversityNew HavenUSA

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