Model with a gauged lepton flavor SU(2) symmetry

Cheng Wei Chiang, Koji Tsumura

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We propose a model having a gauged SU(2) symmetry associated with the second and third generations of leptons, dubbed SU(2)μτ, of which U(1)Lμ−Lτ is an Abelian subgroup. In addition to the Standard Model fields, we introduce two types of scalar fields. One exotic scalar field is an SU(2)μτdoublet and SM singlet that develops a nonzero vacuum expectation value at presumably multi-TeV scale to completely break the SU(2)μτsymmetry, rendering three massive gauge bosons. At the same time, the other exotic scalar field, carrying electroweak as well as SU(2)μτcharges, is induced to have a nonzero vacuum expectation value as well and breaks mass degeneracy between the muon and tau. We examine how the new particles in the model contribute to the muon anomalous magnetic moment in the parameter space compliant with the Michel decays of tau.

Original languageEnglish
Article number69
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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