The Process of Generation of Mass, The Higgs Boson, and Dark Matter
Abstract
A dynamical mechanism of symmetry breaking in which gauge and matter fields play an active role is proposed. It basically represents a covariant generalization of the mechanism responsible for superconductivity, and provides a {\em natural} mechanism of generation of mass which is not in conflict with the present value of the cosmological constant. When applied to SU(2)$\times$U(1) leads to exactly the same physics (Lagrangian density) as the Standard Model but modifying {\em only} the Higgs sector. It also predicts the appearance over all space of a classical scalar field as well as the existence of density fluctuations. According to it, space would be filled with a macroscopically large number of Higgs bosons which now appear as light, stable scalar particles {\em decoupled} from ordinary matter and radiation. Therefore they would play the same role as the Cooper pairs in superconductivity and would be a natural candidate for dark matter.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 May 1993
 arXiv:
 arXiv:hepph/9305249
 Bibcode:
 1993hep.ph....5249D
 Keywords:

 Astrophysics;
 Condensed Matter;
 High Energy Physics  Phenomenology;
 High Energy Physics  Theory
 EPrint:
 11 pages, REVTEX v2, ULLFT1/93