Letters in High Energy Physics 2019-04-11T22:11:45+00:00 LHEP Editor Open Journal Systems <p>Letters in High Energy Physics (LHEP) is a quarterly, peer-reviewed, hybird open access journal which specializes in theory, phenomenological, and experimental aspects of particle physics. Additional topics covered by LHEP include astrophysics, gravity, and cosmology.&nbsp; LHEP publishes articles in the letter format.</p> <p>The goal is to provide the high energy physics community with a medium through which researchers are able to publish informative summaries of important findings in the field.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: 'Minion W08 Regular_1167271',Times; font-size: 17px; font-variant-ligatures: normal; background-color: #ffffff;">&nbsp;</span></p> The \(\tau\) Magnetic Dipole Moment at Future Lepton Colliders 2019-04-11T12:53:33+00:00 Arvind Rajaraman Jessica N Howard Rebecca Riley Tim M. P. Tait <p>The magnetic moment of the $\tau$ lepton is an interesting quantity that is potentially sensitive to physics beyond the Standard Model. Electroweak gauge invariance implies that a heavy new physics contribution to it takes the form of an operator which involves the Higgs boson, implying that rare Higgs decays are able to probe the same physics as $a_\tau$. We examine the prospects for rare Higgs decays at future high energy lepton (electron or muon) colliders, and find that such a project collecting a few ab$^{-1}$ would be able to advance our understanding of this physics by roughly a factor of 10 compared to the expected reach of the high luminosity LHC.</p> 2019-04-01T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Can the symmetry breaking in the SM be determined by the "second minimum" of the Higgs potential? 2019-04-11T22:11:45+00:00 Alejandro Genaro Cabo Montes de Oca Jose Carlos Suarez Cortina Dennys Arrebato Fernando Guzman Jorge Luis Acosta <p>The possibility that the spontaneous symmetry breaking in the Standard Model (SM) may be generated by the Top-Higgs Yukawa interaction (which determines the so called ``second minimum" in the SM) is investigated. A former analysis about a QCD action only including the Yukawa interaction of a single quark with a scalar field is here extended. We repeat the calculation done in that study of the two loop effective action for the scalar field of the mentioned model. A correction of the former evaluation allowed to select a strong coupling $\alpha $($\mu,\Lambda_{QCD})=0.2254$ GeV at an intermediate scale $\mu=11.63$ GeV, in order to fix the minimum of the potential at a scalar mean field determining $175$ GeV for the single quark mass. Further, a scalar field mass $m=44$ GeV is evaluated, which is also of the order of the experimental Higgs mass. The work is also considering the effects of employing a running with momenta strong coupling. For this purpose, the finite part of the two loop potential contribution determined by the strong coupling, was represented as a momentum integral. Next, substituting in this integral the experimental values of the running coupling, the potential curve became very close to the one for constant coupling. This happened after simply assuming that the low momentum dependence of the coupling is "saturated" to a constant value being close to its lowest experimental value.</p> 2019-03-21T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Scalar models of formally interacting non-standard quantum fields in Minkowski space-time 2019-04-11T12:53:34+00:00 Andreas Walter Aste <p>For decades, a lot of work has been devoted to the problem of constructing a non-trivial quantum field theory in four-dimensional space-time. This letter addresses the attempts to construct an algebraic quantum field theory in the framework of non-standard theories like hyperfunction or ultra-hyperfunction quantum field theory. Model theories of formally self-coupled interacting neutral scalar fields are solved and discussed from a non-perturbative point of view.</p> 2019-03-18T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##