Higgs phenomenology in the two-singlet model

Amine Ahriche, Abdesslam Arhrib, Salah Nasri

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We study the phenomenology of the Standard Model (SM) Higgs sector extended by two singlet scalars. The model predicts two CP-even scalars h1,2 which are a mixture of doublet and singlet components as well as a pure singlet scalar S0 which is a dark matter candidate. We show that the model can satisfy the relic density and direct detection constraints as well as all the recent ATLAS and CMS measurements. We also discuss the effect of the extra Higgs bosons on the different Higgs triple couplings hi hj hk, i, j, k = 1, 2. A particular attention is given to the triple self-coupling of the SM-like Higgs where we found that the one loop corrections can reach 150 % is some cases. We also discuss some production mechanisms for h1 and h2 at the LHC as well as at the future International Linear Collider. It is found that the production cross section of a pair of SM-like Higgs bosons could be much larger than the corresponding one in the SM and would reveal physics beyond the SM if observable. We also show that in this model the branching ratio of the SM-like Higgs decaying to two singlet scalars could be of the order of 20 %, therefore the production of the SM Higgs followed by its decay to a pair of singlets would be an important source of production of singlet scalars.

Original languageEnglish
Article number42
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2014


  • Beyond Standard Model
  • Cosmology of Theories beyond the SM
  • Higgs Physics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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