Singlet-catalyzed electroweak phase transitions in the 100 TeV frontier SINGLET-CATALYZED ELECTROWEAK PHASE ... KOTWAL et al.

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We study the prospects for probing a gauge singlet scalar-driven strong first-order electroweak phase transition with a future proton-proton collider in the 100 TeV range. Singlet-Higgs mixing enables resonantly enhanced di-Higgs production, potentially aiding discovery prospects. We perform Monte Carlo scans of the parameter space to identify regions associated with a strong first-order electroweak phase transition, analyze the corresponding di-Higgs signal, and select a set of benchmark points that span the range of di-Higgs signal strengths. For the bbγγ and 4τ final states, we investigate discovery prospects for each benchmark point for the high-luminosity phase of the Large Hadron Collider and for a future pp collider with s=50, 100, or 200 TeV. We find that any of these future collider scenarios could significantly extend the reach beyond that of the high-luminosity LHC, and that with s=100 TeV (200 TeV) and 30 ab-1, the full region of parameter space favorable to strong first-order electroweak phase transitions is almost fully (fully) discoverable.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kotwal, AV; Ramsey-Musolf, MJ; No, JM; Winslow, P

Published Date

  • August 23, 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 94 / 3

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2470-0029

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2470-0010

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevD.94.035022

Citation Source

  • Scopus