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what would happen if weak bosons wouldn't interact with higgs field The Higgs field is a pair of complex scalar fields that transform as an electroweak doublet. So, on this view, if the fields don't have weak isopin charge and weak hypercharge, they're not components of the Higgs field; they're something else entirely. Essentially, you're asking what ...

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Well if you turned the coupling off, the Higgs mechanism wouldn't apply, and the symmetry would never be spontaneously broken. And then rather than having massive fields, you'd have massless fields and the interaction in the Lagrangian that would have been a mass term would instead be a Yukawa interaction. It'd be very similar to what happens at high ...

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Assume for the sake of argument that this decay channel happens. Now, ask yourself how you are going to prove it? How about we compute the rate for each channel and see if the real rate is the sum? This works when the added channel is a reasonable fraction of the dominate channel, but you're talking about comparing a strong decay to a weak one. This is ...

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The $W$-boson was discovered in 1983 at the UA1 collider Experimental Observation of Isolated Large Transverse Energy Electrons with Associated Missing Energy at s**(1/2) = 540-GeV UA1 Collaboration (G. Arnison et al.), Phys.Lett. B122 (1983) 103-116, Experiment: CERN-UA-001, Feb 1983 There's no evidence in the paper of a precedent in high-energy ...

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