Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Vacuum stability of a general scalar potential of a few fields
NICPB, Rävala pst. 10, 10143, Tallinn, Estonia
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Accepted: 24 May 2016
Published online: 13 June 2016
We calculate analytical vacuum stability or bounded from below conditions for general scalar potentials of a few fields. After a brief review of copositivity, we show how to find positivity conditions for more complicated potentials. We discuss the vacuum stability conditions of the general potential of two real scalars, without and with the Higgs boson included in the potential. As further examples, we give explicit vacuum stability conditions for the two Higgs doublet model with no explicit CP breaking, and for the scalar dark matter with an inert doublet and a complex singlet. We give a short overview of positivity conditions for tensors of quartic couplings via tensor eigenvalues.
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