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Top quark forward-backward asymmetry and charge asymmetry in the left-right twin Higgs model

Wang, Lei; Wu, Lei; Yang, Jin MinSubjects: Physics >> The Physics of Elementary Particles and Fields

In order to explain the Tevatron anomaly of the top quark forward-backward asymmetry A(FB)(t) in the left-right twin Higgs model, we choose to give up the lightest neutral particle of (h) over cap field as a stable dark matter candidate. Then a new Yukawa interaction for (h) over cap is allowed, which can be free from the constraint of same-sign top pair production and contribute sizably to A(FB)(t). Considering the constraints from the production rates of the top pair (t (t) over bar), the top decay rates, and t (t) over bar invariant mass distribution, we find that this model with such new Yukawa interaction can explain A(FB)(t) measured at the Tevatron while satisfying the charge asymmetry A(C)(t) measured at the LHC. Moreover, this model predicts a strong correlation between A(C)(t) at the LHC and A(FB)(t) at the Tevatron, i.e., A(C)(t) increases as A(FB)(t) increases. |

Higgs decay to dark matter in low energy SUSY: is it detectable at the LHC?

Cao, Junjie; Heng, Zhaoxia; Yang, Jin Min; Zhu, JingyaSubjects: Physics >> The Physics of Elementary Particles and Fields

Due to the limited statistics so far accumulated in the Higgs boson search at the LHC, the Higgs boson property has not yet been tightly constrained and it is still allowed for the Higgs boson to decay invisibly to dark matter with a sizable branching ratio. In this work, we perform a comparative study for the Higgs decay to neutralino dark matter by considering three different low energy SUSY models: the minimal supersymmetric standard model (MSSM), the next-to-minimal supersymmetric standard models (NMSSM) and the nearly minimal supersymmetric standard model (nMSSM). Under current experimental constraints at 2 sigma level (including the muon g - 2 and the dark matter relic density), we scan over the parameter space of each model. Then in the allowed parameter space we calculate the branching ratio of the SM-like Higgs decay to neutralino dark matter and examine its observability at the LHC by considering three production channels: the weak boson fusion VV -> h, the associated production with a Z-boson pp -> hZ + X or a pair of top quarks pp -> ht (t) over bar + X. We find that in the MSSM such a decay is far below the detectable level; while in both the NMSSM and nMSSM the decay branching ratio can be large enough to be observable at the LHC. We conclude that at the LHC the interplay of detecting such an invisible decay and the visible di-photon decay may allow for a discrimination of different SUSY models. |

Probing topcolor-assisted technicolor from top charge asymmetry and triple-top production at the LHC

Han, Chengcheng; Liu, Ning; Wu, Lei; Yang, Jin MinSubjects: Physics >> The Physics of Elementary Particles and Fields

In a topcolor-assisted technicolor model (TC2) with large FCNC top quark couplings, we study its correlated contributions to the top quark forward-backward asymmetry (A(FB)) at the Tevatron, the top charge asymmetry (A(C)) and the triple-top production at the LHC. Under current constraints on the top quark from the LHC and Tevatron (such as the total and differential production rates), we scan the parameter space of such a TC2 model. We find that in the allowed parameter space the TC2 model can explain the Tevatron measured A(FB) at 2 sigma level, but meanwhile significantly enhance A(C) at the LHC. Such enhanced A(C), albeit currently allowed by the LHC measurement at 2 sigma level, will serve as a test of TC2 with the improvement of measurement precision at the LHC. Then with all the constraints (including the requirement to explain A(FB) at 2 sigma level and satisfying the current LHC measurement of A(C) at 2 sigma level), we find that the TC2 model can induce sizable triple-top production at the 14 TeV LHC (the production rate can maximally reach 16 pb). Due to the low SM backgrounds, the triple-top production can also be a good probe for TC2 model, complementary to A(C). (C) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. |

Little Higgs theory confronted with the LHC Higgs data

Han, Xiao-Fang; Wang, Lei; Yang, Jin Min; Zhu, JingyaSubjects: Physics >> The Physics of Elementary Particles and Fields

We confront the little Higgs theory with the LHC Higgs search data (up to 17 fb(-1) of the combined 7 and 8 TeV run). Considering some typical models, namely, the littlest Higgs model, the littlest Higgs model with T parity (LHT-A and LHT-B), and the simplest little Higgs model, we scan over the parameter space in the region allowed by current experiments. We find that in these models the inclusive and exclusive (via gluon-gluon fusion) diphoton and ZZ* signal rates of the Higgs boson are always suppressed and approach the standard model predictions for a large-scale f. Thus, the ZZ* signal rate is within the 1 sigma range of the experimental data while the inclusive diphoton signal rate is always outside the 2 sigma range. Especially, in the LHT-A the diphoton signal rate is outside the 3 sigma range of the experimental data for f < 800 GeV. We also perform a global chi(2) fit to the available LHC and Tevatron Higgs data, and find that these models provide no better global fit to the whole data set (only for some special channels a better fit can be obtained, especially in the LHT-B). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.87.055004 |

Higgs boson mass in NMSSM with right-handed neutrino

Wang, Wenyu; Yang, Jin Min; You, Lin LinSubjects: Physics >> The Physics of Elementary Particles and Fields

In order to have massive neutrinos, the right-handed neutrino/sneutrino superfield (N) need to be introduced in supersymmetry. In the framework of NMSSM (the MSSM with a singlet S) such an extension will dynamically lead to a TeNT-scale Majorana mass for the right-handed neutrino through the S N N coupling when S develops a vev (the free Majorana mass term is forbidden by the assumed Z(3) symmetry). Also, through the couplings S N N and SHuHd the SM-like Higgs boson (a mixture of H-u, H-d and S) can naturally couple with the right-handed neutrino/sneutrino. As a result, the TeV-scale right-handed neutrino/sneutrino may significantly contribute to the Higgs boson mass. Through an explicit calculation, we find that the Higgs boson mass can indeed be sizably altered by the right-handed neutrino/sneutrino. Such new contribution can help to push up the SM-like Higgs boson mass and thus make the NMSSM more natural. |

The SM extension with color-octet scalars: diphoton enhancement and global fit of LHC Higgs data

Cao, Junjie; Wan, Peihua; Yang, Jin Min; Zhu, JingyaSubjects: Physics >> The Physics of Elementary Particles and Fields

In light of the significant progress of the LHC to determine the properties of the Higgs boson, we investigate the capability of the Manohar-Wise model in explaining the Higgs data. This model extends the SM by one family of color-octet and isospin-doublet scalars, and it can sizably alter the coupling strengths of the Higgs boson with gluons and photons. We first examine the current constraints on the model, which are from unitarity, the LHC searches for the scalars and the electroweak precision data (EWPD). In implementing the unitarity constraint, we use the properties of the SU(3) group to simplify the calculation. Then in the allowed parameter space we perform a fit of the model, using the latest ATLAS and CMS data, respectively. We find that the Manohar-Wise model is able to explain the data with chi(2) significantly smaller than the SM value. We also find that the current Higgs data, especially the ATLAS data, are very powerful in further constraining the parameter space of the model. In particular, in order to explain the gamma gamma enhancement reported by the ATLAS collaboration, the sign of the hgg coupling is usually opposite to that in the SM. |

Current experimental bounds on stop mass in natural SUSY

Han, Chengcheng; Hikasa, Ken-ichi; Wu, Lei; Yang, Jin Min; Zhang, YangSubjects: Physics >> The Physics of Elementary Particles and Fields

Motivated by the recent progress of direct search for the productions of stop pair and sbottom pair at the LHC, we examine the constraints of the search results on the stop ( (t) over tilde (1)) mass in natural SUSY. We first scan the parameter space of natural SUSY in the framework of MSSM, considering the constraints from the Higgs mass, B-physics and electroweak precision measurements. Then in the allowed parameter space we perform a Monte Carlo simulation for stop pair production followed by (t) over tilde (1). t (chi) over tilde (0)(1) or (t) over tilde (1). b (chi) over tilde (+)(1) and sbottom pair production followed by (b) over tilde (1) -> b (chi) over tilde (0)(1) or (b) over tilde (1) -> t (chi) over tilde (-)(1). Using the combined results of ATLAS with 20.1 fb(-1) from the search of l + jets + (sic)(T), hadronic t (t) over bar + (sic)(T) and 2b + (sic)(T), we find that a stop lighter than 600 GeV can be excluded at 95% CL in this scenario. |

Subjects: Physics >> The Physics of Elementary Particles and Fields

The excess of top-quark forward-backward asymmetry (A(FB)(t)) reported by the Tevatron and the enhancement of the Higgs decay to diphoton observed at the LHC may point to a same origin of new physics. In this note we examined such anomalies in the two-Higgs-doublet model with a color-triplet scalar. We found that under current experimental constraints this model can simultaneously explain both anomalies at 1 sigma level. Also, we examined the Higgs decay h -> Z gamma and displayed its correlation with h -> gamma gamma. We found that unlike other models, this model predicts a special correlation between h -> Z gamma and h -> gamma gamma, i.e., the Z gamma rate is highly suppressed while the gamma gamma rate is enhanced. This behavior may help to distinguish this model in the future high luminosity run of the LHC. |

Higgs pair production with SUSY QCD correction: revisited under current experimental constraints

Han, Chengcheng; Ji, Xuanting; Wu, Lei; Wu, Peiwen; Yang, Jin MinSubjects: Physics >> The Physics of Elementary Particles and Fields

We consider the current experimental constraints on the parameter space of the MSSM and NMSSM. Then in the allowed parameter space we examine the Higgs pair production at the 14TeV LHC via b (b) over bar -> hh (h is the 125GeV SM-like Higg boson) with one-loop SUSY QCD correction and compare it with the production via gg -> hh. We obtain the following observations: (i) For the MSSM the production rate of b (b) over bar -> hh can reach 50 fb and thus can be competitive with gg -> hh, while for the NMSSM b (b) over bar -> hh has a much smaller rate than gg. hh due to the suppression of the hb (b) over bar coupling; (ii) The SUSY-QCD correction to b (b) over bar -> hh is sizable, which can reach 45% for the MSSM and 15% for the NMSSM within the 1s region of the Higgs data; (iii) In the heavy SUSY limit (all soft mass parameters become heavy), the SUSY effects decouple rather slowly from the Higgs pair production (especially the gg -> hh process), which, for M S U S Y = 5TeV and m A < 1TeV, can enhance the production rate by a factor of 1.5 and 1.3 for the MSSM and NMSSM, respectively. So, the Higgs pair production may be helpful for unraveling the effects of heavy SUSY. |

Full one-loop electroweak corrections to e(+)e(-) -> ZH gamma at a Higgs factory

Liu, Ning; Ren, Jie; Wu, Lei; Wu, Peiwen; Yang, Jin MinSubjects: Physics >> The Physics of Elementary Particles and Fields

Motivated by the future precision test of the Higgs boson at an e(+)e(-) Higgs factory, we calculate the production e(+)e(-) -> ZH gamma in the Standard Model with complete next-to-leading order electroweak corrections. We find that for p s root s = 240 (350) GeV the cross section of this production is sizably reduced by the electroweak corrections, which is 1.03 (5.32) fb at leading order and 0.72 (4.79) fb at next-to-leading order. The transverse momentum distribution of the photon in the final states is also presented. |