Journal article

ATLAS and CMS hints for a mirror Higgs boson

Robert Foot, Archil Kobakhidze, Raymond R Volkas

PHYSICAL REVIEW D | AMER PHYSICAL SOC | Published : 2011

Abstract

ATLAS and CMS have provided hints for the existence of a Higgs-like particle with mass of about 144GeV with production cross section into standard decay channels which is about 50% that of the standard model Higgs boson. We show that this 50% suppression is exactly what the mirror matter model predicts when the two scalar mass eigenstates, each required to be maximal admixtures of a standard and mirror-Higgs boson, are separated in mass by more than their decay widths but less than the experimental resolution. We discuss prospects for the future confirmation of this interesting hint for nonstandard Higgs physics. © 2011 American Physical Society.

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Funding Acknowledgements

We thank Geoff Taylor for comments on the manuscript. This work was supported in part by the Australian Research Council.