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Particles and Fields
Eur. Phys. J. C 28, 451-454 (2003)
DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s2003-01213-6

Seesaw induced Higgs mechanism

X. Calmet

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125, USA

(Received: 20 September 2002 / Revised version: 6 March 2003 / Published online: 13 May 2003)

We discuss a two scalar doublets model which induces the Higgs mechanism by means of a seesaw mechanism. This model naturally predicts a light Higgs scalar whose mass is suppressed by the grand unification scale. The model requires an intermediate scale between the electroweak symmetry breaking scale and the grand unification scale at 109 GeV. Below this intermediate energy scale the usual standard model appears as an effective theory. An implementation of this mechanism in models where the Planck scale is in the TeV region is discussed.

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