Journal article

Dilaton as the Higgs boson

Robert Foot, Archil Kobakhidze, Kristian L McDonald

EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL C | SPRINGER | Published : 2010

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. © 2010 Springer-Verlag / Societá Italiana di Fisica.

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Australian Research Council.