Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Spontaneous parity violation and minimal Higgs models
Instituto de Fisica, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Accepted: 19 November 2006
Published online: 26 January 2007
In this paper we present a model for the spontaneous breaking of parity with two Higgs doublets and two neutral Higgs singlets which are even and odd under -parity. The condition can be satisfied without introducing bidoublets, and it is induced by the breaking of -parity through the vacuum expectation value of the odd Higgs singlet. Examples of left–right symmetric and mirror fermions models in grand unified theories are presented.
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