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Possible anomalies in Higgs decay: charm-suppression and flavour-violation

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It is suggested that the Higgs boson may have a branching ratio into the \(c\bar{c}\) mode suppressed by several orders of magnitude compared with conventional predictions and in addition some small but detectable flavour-violating modes such as \(b\bar{s}\) and \(\tau \bar{\mu}\) . The suggestion is based on a scheme proposed and tested earlier for explaining the mixing pattern and mass hierarchy of fermions in terms of a rotating mass matrix. If confirmed, the effects would cast new light on the geometric origin of fermion generations and of the Higgs field itself.

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Bordes, J., Chan, H. & Tsou, S.T. Possible anomalies in Higgs decay: charm-suppression and flavour-violation. Eur. Phys. J. C 65, 537–542 (2010) doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-009-1186-9

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Keywords

  • Higgs Boson
  • Mass Matrix
  • Yukawa Coupling
  • Fermion Mass
  • Mass Hierarchy