Phantom field fluctuation induced Higgs effect

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Symmetry breaking solutions are investigated in the N → ∞ limit for the ground state of a system consisting of a Lorentz-scalar, N component "phantom" field and an O (N) singlet. The most general form of O (N) × Z2 invariant quartic interaction is considered. The non-perturbatively renormalised solution demonstrates the possibility for Z2 symmetry breaking induced by phantom fluctuations. It becomes also evident that the strength of the "internal" dynamics of the N-component field tunes away the ratio of the Higgs condensate and the Higgs mass from its perturbative (nearly tree-level) expression.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)384-388
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 16 2006


  • Dyson-Schwinger equations
  • Higgs mass
  • Large N approximation
  • Phantom field

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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