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Durham University

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Academic Staff

Publication details for Steven Abel

Abel, Steven & Mariotti, Alberto (2014). Novel Higgs potentials from gauge mediation of exact scale breaking. Physical Review D: particles, fields, gravitation and cosmology 89(12): 125018.

Author(s) from Durham

Abstract

We present a gauge mediation principle for beyond standard model theories where exact UV scale invariance is broken in a hidden sector. The relevant configurations are those in which the standard model and a hidden sector emanate from a scale invariant pair of UV theories that communicate only via gauge interactions. We compute the radiatively induced Higgs potential which contains logarithmic mass-squared terms that lead to unusual Higgs self-couplings. Its other couplings are unchanged.