Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Softly-broken or 3HDMs with stable states
CFTP, Departamento de Física, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Avenida Rovisco Pais 1, 1049, Lisbon, Portugal
Accepted: 14 April 2022
Published online: 7 May 2022
We study multi-Higgs models with a triplet of or symmetry that is softly-broken. Focusing on parameters that softly break the respective symmetries but preserve the directions of the vacuum expectation values of the triplet we analyse the masses of physical states and discuss their decays. In contrast with previously studied symmetries, we find some cases with stable states that are protected by residual symmetries left unbroken by both the soft-breaking parameters and by the vacuum.
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