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Title: Heavy vector partners of the light composite Higgs

If the Higgs boson H(125)is a composite due to new strong interactions at high energy, it has spin-one partners, ρ H and a H, analogous to the ρand a 1 mesons of QCD. These bosons are heavy, their mass determined by the strong interaction scale. The strongly interacting particles light enough for ρ H and a H to decay to are the longitudinal weak bosons V L = W L, Z L and the Higgs boson H. These decay signatures are consistent with resonant diboson excesses recently reported near 2TeVby ATLAS and CMS. We calculate σ × BR(ρ H → VV) = few fb and σ × BR(a H → VH) = 0.5–1fb at √s = 8TeV, increasing by a factor of 5–7 at 13TeV. As a result, other tests of the hypothesis of the strong-interaction nature of the diboson resonances are suggested.
Authors:
ORCiD logo [1] ; ORCiD logo [2]
  1. Boston Univ., Boston, MA (United States); CERN Theory Division, Geneva (Switzerland)
  2. Boston Univ., Boston, MA (United States)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
SC0010106
Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physics Letters. Section B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 753; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0370-2693
Publisher:
Elsevier
Research Org:
Boston Univ., MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS
OSTI Identifier:
1228784
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1242255