Topological physics of little Higgs bosons

Christopher T. Hill, Richard J. Hill

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Topological interactions will generally occur in composite Higgs or little Higgs theories, extra-dimensional gauge theories in which A5 plays the role of a Higgs boson, and amongst the (pseudo) Nambu-Goldstone bosons pNGB's of technicolor. This phenomenon arises from the chiral and anomaly structure of the underlying UV completion theory, and/or through chiral delocalization in higher dimensions. These effects are described by a full Wess-Zumino-Witten term involving gauge fields and pNGB's. We give a general discussion of these interactions, some of which may have novel signatures at future colliders, such as the LHC and ILC.

Original languageEnglish
Article number115009
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jun 13 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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