Scalar and fermion on-shell amplitudes in generalized Higgs effective field theory

Ryo Nagai, Masaharu Tanabashi, Koji Tsumura, Yoshiki Uchida

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Beyond-the-standard-model (BSM) particles should be included in effective field theory in order to compute the scattering amplitudes involving these extra particles. We formulate an extension of Higgs effective field theory which contains an arbitrary number of scalar and fermion fields with arbitrary electric and chromoelectric charges. The BSM Higgs sector is described by using the nonlinear sigma model in a manner consistent with the spontaneous electroweak symmetry breaking. The chiral-order counting rule is arranged consistently with the loop expansion. The leading-order Lagrangian is organized in accord with the chiral-order counting rule. We use a geometrical language to describe the particle interactions. The parametrization redundancy in the effective Lagrangian is resolved by describing the on-shell scattering amplitudes only with the covariant quantities in the scalar/fermion field space. We introduce a useful coordinate (normal coordinate), which simplifies the computations of the on-shell amplitudes significantly. We show that the high-energy behaviors of the scattering amplitudes determine the "curvature tensors"in the scalar/fermion field space. The massive spinor-wave function formalism is shown to be useful in the computations of on-shell helicity amplitudes.

Original languageEnglish
Article number015001
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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