DA ROLD Leandro
A symmetry for epsilonK
DA ROLD, LEANDRO; IVÁN DAVIDOVICH
JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS - (Online)
We show a symmetry that, in the context of a composite Higgs with anarchic flavor, can suppress the dominant CP violating contributions to $K-ar K$ mixing. Based on previous extensions of SU(3)$_c$, we consider the case in which the composite sector has a global SU(6) symmetry, spontaneously broken to a subgroup containing SU(3)$imes$SU(3). We show that the interactions with the Standard Model can spontaneously break the remaining symmetry to the diagonal subgroup, identified with the group of color interactions, and naturally suppress $epsilon_K$. We consider this scenario in the context of the Minimal Composite Higgs Model based on SO(5)/SO(4) for the electroweak sector. By working in the framework of 2-site models, we compute the scalar potential, determine the conditions for a successful breaking of the symmetries and calculate the spectrum of lightest states. We find that $epsilon_K$ can be suppressed and the top mass reproduced for a large region of the parameter space where the symmetries are dynamically broken. Besides other new resonances, the model predicts the presence of a new singlet scalar state, generally lighter than the Higgs, that could have evaded detection at colliders.