Charge asymmetry in two-Higgs doublet models

A. B. Lahanas, V. C. Spanos, Vasilios Zarikas

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We discuss the features of a two-Higgs doublet model exhibiting a two stage phase transition. At finite temperatures electric charge violating stationary points are developed. In conjunction with CP violation in the Higgs or the Yukawa sector, the phase transition to the charge conserving vacuum, generates a net charge asymmetry ΔQ, in the presence of heavy leptons, which may be well above the astrophysical bounds put on ΔQ unless the heavy leptons are sufficiently massive. This type of transition may be of relevance for supersymmetric extensions of the Standard Model, since it shares the same features, namely two Higgs doublets and similar CP violating sources. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-128
Number of pages10
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 13 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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