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Formulation of the standard model in terms of spinor fields

Abstract : We propose an alternative formulation of the Standard Model which reduces the number of free parameters. In our framework, fermionic fields are assigned to fundamental representations of the Lorentz and the internal symmetry groups, whereas bosonic field variables transform as direct products of fundamental representations of all symmetry groups. This allows us to reduce the number of fundamental symmetries. We formulate the Standard Model by considering the SU(3) and SU(2) symmetry groups as the underlying symmetries of the fundamental interactions. This allows us to suggest a model, for the description of the interactions of the intermediate bosons among themselves and interactions of fermions, that makes use of just two parameters. One parameter characterizes the symmetric phase, whereas the other parameter (the asymmetry parameter) gives the breakdown strength of the symmetries. All coupling strengths of the Standard Model are then derived in terms of these two parameters. In particular, we show that all fermionic electric charges result from symmetry breakdown
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D. Spehler, G.C. Marques. Formulation of the standard model in terms of spinor fields. European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields, Springer Verlag (Germany), 2009, 61, pp.75-92. ⟨10.1140/epjc/s10052-009-0975-5⟩. ⟨in2p3-00392091⟩



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