Regular Article – Theoretical Physics
A scalar potential from gauge condensation and its implications
School of Physics, KIAS, 85 Hoegiro, 02455, Seoul, Republic of Korea
2 School of Physics, Sun Yat-Sen University, 510275, Guangzhou, China
Accepted: 13 October 2020
Published online: 22 October 2020
We consider a scalar field whose coupling to the kinetic term of a non-abelian gauge field is set at an UV scale M. Then the confinement of the gauge sector will induce a -dependent vacuum energy which generates a dimensionful potential for the scalar. It provides a good example of dynamical generation of a new physics scale below M through the vacuum expectation value . This mechanism may shed light on the origin of dark matter, or spontaneous symmetry breaking applicable to the electroweak symmetry.
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