Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
R-symmetry for Higgs alignment without decoupling
Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Hautes Energies (LPTHE), UMR 7589, Sorbonne Université et CNRS, 4 place Jussieu, 75252, Paris Cedex 05, France
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Accepted: 9 February 2019
Published online: 25 February 2019
It has been observed that an automatic alignment without decoupling is predicted at tree-level in a Two-Higgs Doublet Model (2HDM) with extended supersymmetry in the gauge and Higgs sectors. Moreover, it was found that radiative corrections preserve this alignment to a very good precision. We show that it is the non-abelian global R-symmetry that is at the origin of this alignment. This differs from previously considered Higgs family symmetries as it is present only in the quartic part of the Higgs potential. It can not be imposed to the quadratic part which has to be generated by supersymmetry breaking sectors. This absence of symmetry does not spoil alignment at the minimum of the potential. We show how the (small) misalignment induced by higher order corrections can be described as the appearance of non-singlet representations of in the quartic potential.
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