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Title: Higgs-like boson at 750 GeV and genesis of baryons

Here, we propose that the diphoton excess at 750 GeV reported by ATLAS and CMS is due to the decay of an exo-Higgs scalar η associated with the breaking of a new SU(2)e symmetry, dubbed exo-spin. New fermions, exo-quarks and exo-leptons, get TeV-scale masses through Yukawa couplings with η and generate its couplings to gluons and photons at one loop. Furthermore, the matter content of our model yields a B-L anomaly under SU(2)e, whose breaking we assume entails a first-order phase transition. A nontrivial B-L asymmetry may therefore be generated in the early Universe, potentially providing a baryogenesis mechanism through the Standard Model (SM) sphaleron processes. The spontaneous breaking of SU(2)e can, in principle, directly lead to electroweak symmetry breaking, thereby accounting for the proximity of the mass scales of the SM Higgs and the exo-Higgs. This model can be distinguished from those comprising a singlet scalar and vector fermions by the discovery of TeV scale exo-vector bosons, corresponding to the broken SU(2)e generators, at the LHC.
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  1. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Dept. of Physics
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010; PRVDAQ; KA2401012
Grant/Contract Number:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review D
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 94; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010
American Physical Society (APS)
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
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS HET; diphoton; fermions; ATLAS; CMS; symmetry; exospin