Brooijmans, Gustaaf and Schichtel, Peter and Spannowsky, Michael (2016) 'Cosmic ray air showers from sphalerons.', Physics letters B., 761 . pp. 213-218.
The discovery of the Higgs boson marks a key ingredient to establish the electroweak structure of the Standard Model. Its non-abelian gauge structure gives rise to, yet unobserved, non-perturbative baryon and lepton number violating processes. We propose to use cosmic ray air showers, as measured, for example, at the Pierre Auger Observatory, to set a limit on the hadronic production cross section of sphalerons. We identify several observables to discriminate between sphaleron and QCD induced air showers.
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|Publisher Web site:||https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2016.08.030|
|Publisher statement:||© 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). Funded by SCOAP3.|
|Date accepted:||15 August 2016|
|Date deposited:||26 January 2017|
|Date of first online publication:||18 August 2016|
|Date first made open access:||26 January 2017|
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