Is the standard Higgs scalar elementary?

Research paper by D. Delepine, J. -M. Gerard, R. Gonzalez Felipe

Indexed on: 18 Dec '95Published on: 18 Dec '95Published in: High Energy Physics - Phenomenology


In the standard electroweak model, the measured top quark mass requires a sizeable Yukawa coupling to the fundamental scalar. This large coupling alone might induce a dynamical breaking of the electroweak symmetry as well as non-perturbative effects. If such is the case, even a standard Higgs scalar as light as 80 GeV should have a non-negligible $t \bar{t}$ component induced by the top condensate.