The origin of the first and third generation fermion massesin a technicolor scenario
Instituto de Física Teórica, UNESP, Rua Pamplona 145, 01405-900, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
We argue that the masses of the first and third fermionic generations, which are respectively of the order of a few MeV up to a hundred GeV, originate from a dynamical symmetry breaking mechanism leading to masses of the order , where is a small coupling constant, and μ, in the case of the first fermionic generation, is the scale of the dynamical quark mass ( MeV). For the third fermion generation μ is the value of the dynamical techniquark mass ( GeV). We discuss how this possibility can be implemented in a technicolor scenario, and how the mass of the intermediate generation is generated.
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