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Higgs assisted Q-balls from pseudo-Nambu-Goldstone bosons

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Motivated by recent constructions of TeV-scale strongly-coupled dynamics, either associated with the Higgs sector itself as in pseudo-Nambu-Goldstone boson (pNGB) Higgs models or in theories of asymmetric dark matter, we show that stable solitonic Q-balls can be formed from light pion-like pNGB fields carrying a conserved global quantum number in the presence of the Higgs field. We focus on the case of thick-wall Q-balls, where solutions satisfying all constraints are shown to exist over a ra...

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10.1007/JHEP11(2017)179

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University of Oxford
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MPLS Division
Department:
Physics; Theoretical Physics
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University of Oxford
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MPLS Division
Department:
Physics; Theoretical Physics
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Physics; Theoretical Physics
Role:
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Physics; Theoretical Physics
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Springer Berlin Heidelberg Publisher's website
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Journal of High Energy Physics Journal website
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2017
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11
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Article: 179
Publication date:
2017-11-27
Acceptance date:
2017-10-24
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1029-8479
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pubs:724333
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uri:f2bbfdef-d819-435d-8408-1a9a804985ed
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