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Title: Chiral heavy fermions in a two Higgs doublet model: 750 GeV resonance or not

For this article, we revisit models where a heavy chiral 4th generation doublet of fermions is embedded in a class of two Higgs doublets models (2HDM) with a discrete Z 2 symmetry, which couples the “heavy” scalar doublet only to the 4th generation fermions and the “light” one to the Standard Model (SM) fermions – the so-called 4G2HDM introduced by us several years ago. We study the constraints imposed on the 4G2HDM from direct searches of heavy fermions, from precision electroweak data (PEWD) and from the measured production and decay signals of the 125 GeV scalar, which in the 4G2HDM corresponds to the lightest CP-even scalar h. We then show that the recently reported excess in the γγspectrum around 750 GeV can be accommodated by the heavy CP-even scalar of the 4G2HDM, H, resulting in a unique choice of parameter space: negligible mixing (sin α ≲ O (10 -3)) between the two CP-even scalars h, Hand heavy 4th generation quark and lepton masses m t ',m b' ≲ 400 GeV and m ν', m τ' ≳ 900 GeV, respectively. Whether or not the 750 GeV γγ resonance is confirmed, interesting phenomenology emerges in q' – Higgs systems (q' = t', b'), that can be searched for at the LHC. For example, the heavy scalar states of the model, S=H, A, H +, may have BR(S→$$-\atop{q'}$$q') ~ O(1), giving rise to observable $$-\atop{q'}$$q' signals on resonance, followed by the flavor changing q' decays t'→uh (u =u, c) and/or b'→dh (d =d, s, b). This leads to rather distinct signatures, with or without charged leptons, of the form $$-\atop{q'}$$q'→(nj +mb +ℓW) S (j and b being light and b-quark jets, respectively), with n +m +ℓ =6–8 and unique kinematic features. These high jet-multiplicity signals appear to be very challenging and may need new search strategies for detection of such heavy chiral quarks. It is also shown that the flavor structure of the 4G2HDM can easily accommodate the interesting recent indications of a percent-level branching ratio in the lepton-flavor-violating (LFV) decay h →τμ of the 125 GeV Higgs, if it is experimentally confirmed.
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Technion-Israel Inst. of Tech., Haifa (Israel). Physics Dept.
  2. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Dept. of Physics
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Journal ID: ISSN 0370-2693; TRN: US1801978
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Journal Name:
Physics Letters. Section B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 766; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0370-2693
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Country of Publication:
United States
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OSTI ID: 1424958