Sunday, May 19, 2013

1305.3522 (Radovan Dermisek et al.)

Explanation of the Muon g-2 Anomaly with Vectorlike Leptons and its
Implications for Higgs Decays

Radovan Dermisek, Aditi Raval
The deviation of the measured value of the muon anomalous magnetic moment from the standard model prediction can be completely explained by mixing of the muon with extra vectorlike leptons, L and E, near the electroweak scale. This mixing simultaneously contributes to the muon mass. We show that the correlation between contributions to the muon mass and muon g-2 is controlled by the mass of the neutrino originating from the doublet L. Positive correlation, simultaneously explaining both measured values, requires this mass below 200 GeV. The decay rate of the Higgs boson to muon pairs is modified and, in the region of the parameter space that can explain the muon anomalous magnetic moment within one standard deviation, it ranges from 0.5 to 24 times the standard model prediction. In the same scenario, $h \to \gamma \gamma$ can be enhanced or lowered by ~50% from the standard model prediction. The explanation of the muon g-2 anomaly and predictions for $h \to \gamma \gamma$ are not correlated since these are controlled by independent parameters. This scenario can be embedded in a model with three complete vectorlike families featuring gauge coupling unification, sufficiently stable proton, and the Higgs quartic coupling remaining positive all the way to the grand unification scale.
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