Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
One-loop corrections to the two-body decays of the neutral Higgs bosons in the complex NMSSM
Institute for Theoretical Physics, Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Auf der Morgenstelle 14, 72076, Tübingen, Germany
2 Theoretical Physics Department, CERN, 1211, Geneva 23, Switzerland
3 Institute For Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Education, ICISE, Khu Vuc 2, Ghenh Rang, Quy Nhon, Binh Dinh, Vietnam
4 Institute for Theoretical Physics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Wolfgang-Gaede-Str. 1, 76131, Karlsruhe, Germany
Accepted: 3 October 2020
Published online: 19 October 2020
Since no direct signs of new physics have been observed so far indirect searches in the Higgs sector have become increasingly important. With the discovered Higgs boson behaving very standard model (SM)-like, however, indirect new physics manifestations are in general expected to be small. On the theory side, this makes precision predictions for the Higgs parameters and observables indispensable. In this paper, we provide in the framework of the CP-violating next-to-minimal supersymmetric extension of the SM (NMSSM) the complete next-to-leading order (SUSY-)electroweak corrections to the neutral Higgs boson decays that are on-shell and non-loop induced. We also investigate possible gauge-dependence issues in the decays of light Higgs bosons into fermion pairs. Together with the also provided SUSY-QCD corrections to colored final states, the newly calculated SUSY-electroweak corrections are implemented in the Fortran code NMSSMCALC which already includes the state-of-the art QCD corrections. The new code is called NMSSMCALCEW. This way we provide the NMSSM Higgs boson decays and branching ratios at presently highest possible precision and thereby contribute to the endeavor of searching for New Physics at present and future colliders.
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