Recent data on 125 GeV Higgs-like boson at the LHC start to constrain the electroweak symmetry breaking (EWSB) sector of the Standard Model (SM) and its various extensions. If one imposes the local gauge symmetry of the SM (SU(3)c ×SU(2)L ×U(1)Y) to any possible new physics scenarios, the SM Higgs properties will be modified by intrinsically two ways: by new physics either coupling directly to the SM Higgs boson h, or affecting indirectly the SM Higgs properties through the mixing of h with a SM singlet scalar s. (Here s is a singlet under the SM gauge group, but may be charged under a new gauge charge and can have nonrenormalizable couplings to non-SM particles.) The models of two Higgs doublets, extra sequential and mirror fermions belong to the first category, whereas the models with a hidden sector dark matter, extra vector-like fermions and new charged vector bosons, which can enhance the diphoton rate of the SM Higgs-like resonance, belong to the second category. We perform a global fit to data in terms of the effective Lagrangian description of two interaction eigenstates of scalar bosons, a SM Higgs and a singlet scalar, and their mixing. This framework is more suitable to study singlet-extended scenarios discussed above compared to other approaches based on the Lagrangian of mass eigenstates. With fairly model-independent assumptions, the effective Lagrangian contains at most four free parameters still encompassing the majority of models in the literature. Interestingly, the SM gives the best fit if all data from ATLAS and CMS are used, whereas various singlet extensions can fit better to individual ATLAS or CMS data. Without further assumptions, an upper bound on the total width (or, non-standard branching ratio) is generically obtained. Furthermore, the global fit based on our parameterization can be used to probe interactions of the singlet scalar if the singlet resides below 2mW.
- Beyond Standard Model
- Higgs physics
- Standard Model
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics