Spectroscopy of SU(4) composite Higgs theory with two distinct fermion representations

Venkitesh Ayyar, Thomas Degrand, Maarten Golterman, Daniel C. Hackett, William I. Jay, Ethan T. Neil, Yigal Shamir, Benjamin Svetitsky

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We have simulated the SU(4) lattice gauge theory coupled to dynamical fermions in the fundamental and two-index antisymmetric (sextet) representations simultaneously. Such theories arise naturally in the context of composite Higgs models that include a partially composite top quark. We describe the low-lying meson spectrum of the theory and fit the pseudoscalar masses and decay constants to chiral perturbation theory. We infer as well the mass and decay constant of the Goldstone boson corresponding to the nonanomalous U(1) symmetry of the model. Our results are broadly consistent with large-Nc scaling and vector-meson dominance.

Original languageEnglish
Article number075017
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2018


FundersFunder number
National Science FoundationACI-1532235, ACI-1532236, 1532235, 1532236
U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Science
Colorado State University
University of Colorado Boulder
Research Promotion Foundation
Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe AISBLDE-SC0010005, DE-SC0013682
Israel Science Foundation449/13
European Regional Development Fund


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