Localized Higgs-fermion states

D. Harley, G. Soff, J. Rafelski

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Article number001
Pages (from-to)L207-L212
JournalJournal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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