Perturbative SO(10) GUT and the minimal Higgs sector

Sören Wiesenfeldt, Scott Willenbrock

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The breaking of SO(10) to SU (3)C × U (1)EM can be accomplished by just four Higgs fields: the symmetric rank-two tensor, S (54); a pair of spinors, C (16) and over(C, ̄) (over(16, -)); and a vector, T (10). This setup is also able to generate realistic fermion masses. The heavy color triplets in the vector and spinor fields mediate proton decay via dimension-five operators. The experimental bounds on proton decay constrain the structure and size of the Yukawa operators.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)268-272
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Mar 27 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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