3 years ago

Reduction of $SU_f(3)\supset SO(3)\supset A_4$-The scalar potential.

J. D. Vergados

We examine the possibility of the flavor symmetry being $SU_f(3)$ in which the phenomenologically successful discreet symmetry $A_4$ is embedded. The allowed quadratic and quartic potentials are constructed exploiting the full symmetry chain $SU(3)\supset SO(4)\supset A_4$. The spontaneous symmetry breaking involving the $SU(3)$ octet scalar fields is analyzed.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1604.00678

DOI: arXiv:1604.00678v2

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