DA ROLD Leandro
Solving the AbFB anomaly in natural composite models
L. DA ROLD
JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS - (Online)
Springer - SISA
Lugar: Trieste; Año: 2011 vol. 1102 p. 1 - 27
The Standard Model with a light Higgs provides a very accurate description of the electroweak precision observables. The largest deviation between the Standard Model predictions and the experimental measurements, the forward-backward asymmetry of the bottom quark AbFB, can be interpreted as an indication of new physics at the TeV scale. The strong agreement between theory and experiment in the branching fraction of the Z into b-quarks puts strong constraints for new physics aiming to solve the Ab puzzle. We study a class of natural composite Higgs models that can solve the AbFB anomaly reproducing the observed Rb as well as the top and bottom masses. We find that the subgroup of the custodial symmetry able to protect ZbLbL from large corrections generated by the top sector play an important role if we want to maintain naturalness in the composite sector. We make a thorough study of the composite operators mixing with the b-quark, determine their embedding under the global composite symmetry and the parameter space that lead to the correct Zbb couplings while keeping the top and bottom masses to their physical values. We study the predictions for the spectrum of light fermionic resonances and the corrections to Ztt in this scenario.