The authors obtain spherically symmetric classical solutions to the strongly coupled Higgs-fermion fields in the electroweak SU(2) L*U(1)Y standard model. They find that there exists an upper limit on the physical mass of fermions due to the non-perturbative distortion of the Higgs vacuum in the vicinity of localized fermion solutions. For a reasonable range of Higgs masses, the upper limit on the fermion mass is of the order of 2 TeV.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics|
|State||Published - 1990|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics