2021 Impact factor 4.991
Particles and Fields
Eur. Phys. J. C 28, 223-236 (2003)
DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s2003-01141-5

Triple and quartic interactions of Higgs bosons in the two-Higgs-doublet model with CP-violation

M.N. Dubinin1 and A.V. Semenov2

1  Institute of Nuclear Physics, Moscow State University, 119992 Moscow, Russia
2  Laboratoire de Physique Theorique, LAPTH, Chemin de Bellevue, B.P. 110, 74941, Annecy-le-Vieux, Cedex, France

(Received: 13 June 2002 / Revised version: 20 November 2002 / Published online: 14 March 2003)

We consider the two-Higgs-doublet model with explicit CP-violation, where the effective Higgs potential is not CP-invariant at the tree level. The three neutral Higgs bosons of the model are the mixtures of CP-even and CP-odd bosons which exist in the CP-conserving limit of the theory. The mass spectrum and tree-level couplings of the neutral Higgs bosons to gauge bosons and fermions are significantly dependent on the parameters of the Higgs boson mixing matrix. We calculate the Higgs-gauge boson, Higgs-fermion, triple and quartic Higgs self-interactions in the MSSM with explicit CP-violation in the Higgs sector and CP-violating Yukawa interactions of the third generation scalar quarks. In some regions of the MSSM parameter space substantial changes of the self-interaction vertices take place, leading to significant suppression or enhancement of the multiple Higgs boson production cross sections.

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