Symmetry breaking and generational mixing in top-color-assisted technicolor

Kenneth Lane
1996 Physical Review D, Particles and fields  
Topcolor--assisted technicolor provides a dynamical explanation for electroweak and flavor symmetry breaking and for the large mass of the top quark without unnatural fine tuning. A major challenge is to generate the observed mixing between heavy and light generations while breaking the strong topcolor interactions near 1 . I argue that these phenomena, as well as electroweak symmetry breaking, are intimately connected and I present a scenario for them based on nontrivial patterns of
more » ... on condensation. I also exhibit a class of models realizing this scenario. This picture leads to a rich phenomenology, especially in hadron and lepton collider experiments in the few hundred GeV to few TeV region and in precision electroweak tests at the Z^0, atomic parity violation, and polarized Møller scattering.
doi:10.1103/physrevd.54.2204 pmid:10020900 fatcat:rg6vzzmhsrcsdhycnimnd6gcj4