5 years ago

Spectroscopy of the BSM sextet model.

Daniel Nogradi, Julius Kuti, Zoltan Fodor, Kieran Holland, Chik Him Wong

As part of our ongoing lattice study of SU(3) gauge theory with two flavors of fermions in the two-index symmetric representation (the sextet model), we present the current status of the pseudoscalar particle spectrum. We use a mixed action approach based on the gradient flow to control lattice artifacts, allowing a simultaneous extrapolation to the chiral and continuum limits. We find strong evidence that the pseudoscalar is a Goldstone boson state, with spontaneously broken chiral symmetry and a non-zero Goldstone decay constant in the chiral limit. In agreement with our study of the gauge coupling $\beta$ function, we find the sextet model appears to be a near-conformal gauge theory and serves as a prototype of the composite Higgs BSM template.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1711.05299

DOI: arXiv:1711.05299v1

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