Higgs alignment and novel CP -violating observables in two-Higgs-doublet models

Ian Low, Nausheen R. Shah, Xiao Ping Wang*

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Abstract

Null results from searches for new physics at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) tend to enforce the belief that new particles must be much heavier than the weak scale. We undertake a systematic study of the interplay between Higgs alignment and CP-violation in complex two-Higgs-doublet models, which enables us to construct a CP-violating scenario where new Higgs bosons are close to the weak scale after including stringent constraints from the electric dipole moment and measurements at the LHC. In addition, we propose a novel potential signal of CP-violation in the Higgs-to-Higgs decays, h3→h2h1, where h3, h2, and h1 are the heaviest, second heaviest and the Standard Model-like neutral Higgs bosons, respectively. The decay could manifest itself in triple boson final states in h1h1h1 and h1h1Z, which are quite distinct and provide unique venues for new measurements at the LHC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number035009
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume105
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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