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Eur. Phys. J. C 24, 485-489 (2002)
DOI: 10.1007/s10052-002-0959-1

Radiative electroweak symmetry breaking in the extra dimensions scenarios

X.-S. Li1 and Q.-S. Yan2

1  Physics Department of Tsinghua University, 100084 Beijing, P.R. China
2  IHEP of CAS, P.O. Box 918(4), 100039 Beijing, P.R. China

(Received: 7 January 2002 / Revised version: 2 March 2002 / Published online: 7 June 2002 )

We study radiative spontaneous electroweak symmetry breaking in the non-supersymmetric extra dimension scenarios of the standard model extension proposed by Antoniadis et al., Dienes et al. and Pomarol et al. In the framework of the multi-scale effective theory, by using the renormalization group method with an up-to-down viewpoint, we find that the effects of Kaluza-Klein excitations of bosons of the standard model can change the sign of the Higgs mass term of the standard model from positive to negative and break the electroweak symmetry. The critical scale for the electroweak phase transition to occur depends on the compactification scale (say 1.6 (2.0) TeV if the compactification scale is assumed to be 0.8 (1.5) TeV or so), and is insensitive to the mass of the Higgs particle. This radiative spontaneous symmetry breaking mechanism can work naturally in the extra dimension scenarios, and neither new particle contents beyond the standard model from the supersymmetry nor technicolor are necessary.

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