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Quasi Standard Model Physics

  • R. D. Peccei
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Abstract

Possible small extensions of the standard model are considered, which are motivated by the strong CP problem and by the baryon asymmetry of the Universe. Phenomenological arguments are given which suggest that imposing a PQ symmetry to solve the strong CP problem is only tenable if the scale of the PQ breakdown is much above MW. Furthermore, an attempt is made to connect the scale of the PQ breakdown to that of the breakdown of lepton number. It is argued that in these theories the same intermediate scale may be responsible for the baryon number of the Universe, provided the Kuzmin Rubakov Shaposhnikov (B + L) erasing mechanism is operative.

Keywords

Baryon Number Goldstone Boson Lepton Number Baryon Asymmetry Quark Mass Matrix 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. D. Peccei
    • 1
  1. 1.Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESYHamburgF. R. Germany

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