Phenomenology of a technicolor model with softly broken flavor symmetry

Junegone Chay, Elizabeth H. Simmons

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We consider the phenomenology of a technicolor model with softly broken flavor symmetries. First we explore the breaking of the large gauge symmetries of this model and use e+e- scattering data to bound the VEV's responsible for the breaking. Next we examine the box diagrams responsible for quark and lepton masses in order to get a limit on the top quark mass. Finally, we consider contributions to FCNC effects arising from the extra gauge bosons and heavy fermions in this model. Because the flavor symmetry is softly broken, these are GIM-suppressed; they do, however, give additional limits on the model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)541-557
Number of pages17
JournalNuclear Physics, Section B
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1989 Mar 27
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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