The Electroweak Phase Transition in Ultra Minimal Technicolor

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We unveil the temperature-dependent electroweak phase transition in new extensions of the Standard Model in which the electroweak symmetry is spontaneously broken via strongly coupled, nearly-conformal dynamics achieved by the means of multiple matter representations. In particular, we focus on the low energy effective theory introduced to describe Ultra Minimal Walking Technicolor at the phase transition. Using the one-loop effective potential with ring improvement, we identify regions of parameter space which yield a strong first order transition. A striking feature of the model is the existence of a second phase transition associated to the electroweak-singlet sector. The interplay between these two transitions leads to an extremely rich phase diagram.
Translated title of the contributionThe Electroweak Phase Transition in Ultra Minimal Technicolor
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review D
Pages (from-to)095008
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 14. May 2009


  • hep-ph

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