Two-step electroweak baryogenesis
We analyze electroweak baryogenesis during a two-step electroweak symmetry-breaking transition, wherein the baryon asymmetry is generated during the first step and preserved during the second. Focusing on the dynamics of CP violation required for asymmetry generation, we discuss general considerations for successful two-step baryogenesis. Using a concrete model realization, we illustrate in detail the viability of this scenario and the implications for present and future electric dipole moment (EDM) searches. We find that CP violation associated with a partially excluded sector may yield the observed baryon asymmetry while evading present and future EDM constraints.
Additional Information© 2016 American Physical Society. Received 15 September 2015; published 22 January 2016. It is a pleasure to thank Wei Chao, Vincenzo Cirigliano, Christopher Lee, David Morrissey, Sean Tulin, and Peter Winslow for many useful discussions. This work was supported in part by U.S. Department of Energy Contract No. DE-SC0011095.
Published - PhysRevD.93.015013.pdf
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