CP violation in the Higgs sector and a phase transition in the MSSM

Koichi Funakubo, Shuichiro Tao, Fumihiko Toyoda

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We investigate the electroweak phase transition in the presence of a large CP violation in the squark sector of the MSSM. When the CP violation is large, scalar-pseudoscalar mixing of the Higgs bosons occurs, and a large CP violation in the Higgs sector is induced. It, however, weakens the first-order phase transition before the mixing reaches its maximal level. Even when the CP violation in the squark sector is not so large that the phase transition is strongly first order, the phase difference between the broken and symmetric phase regions grows to O(1), which leads to successful baryogenesis when the charged Higgs bosons are light.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)415-432
Number of pages18
JournalProgress of Theoretical Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2003


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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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