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Effective Theories for a light Axion-Light-Particle (ALP)


  1. Brivioa,b), M.B. Gavelaa), L. Merloa), K. Mimasuc,d), J.M. Noc,e), R. del Reya), V. Sanzc)

a) Departamento de Física Teórica and Instituto de Física Teórica, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
b) NBIA and Discovery Center, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
c) Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Sussex, UK
d) Centre for Cosmology, Particle Physics and Phenomenology (CP3), Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
e) Department of Physics, King’s College London, UK

The model description

The Standard Model (SM) is extended with the inclusion of a generic CP-odd scalar field, that is a singlet under the SM gauge symmetries. This new field is assumed to be an Axion-Like-Particle, i.e. the (pseudo) Nambu-Goldstone boson of an unspecified spontaneously broken U(1) symmetry, associated with a heavy scale f,a,. As such, the ALP field respects an approximate shift symmetry that requires its couplings to the SM to be purely derivative and weighted by inverse powers of fa. Moreover, its mass must be much lighter than fa. In these models the benchmark values fa= 1 TeV, ma = 1 MeV are assumed.

Two major frameworks for the electroweak sector are considered: a linear realization of electroweak symmetry breaking (EWSB), typical of weakly coupled new physics, and a non-linear one, such as those in constructions involving new strongly interacting physics.

The Feynrules models supplied contain only the definition of the ALP particle and of its interactions, and should therefore be loaded alongside the SM Lagrangian.

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  • I. Brivio, M.B. Gavela, L. Merlo, K. Mimasu, J.M. No, R. del Rey, V. Sanz, ALPs Effective Field Theory and Collider Signatures, arXiv:1701.05379


FeynRules sources

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