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On the nature of the Higgs boson

Version 1 : Received: 25 November 2019 / Approved: 26 November 2019 / Online: 26 November 2019 (11:41:33 CET)

How to cite: Anselmi, D. On the nature of the Higgs boson. Preprints 2019, 2019110315 Anselmi, D. On the nature of the Higgs boson. Preprints 2019, 2019110315


Several particles are not observed directly, but only through their decay products. We consider the possibility that they might be fakeons, i.e. fake particles, which mediate interactions but are not asymptotic states. A crucial role to determine the true nature of a particle is played by the imaginary parts of the one-loop radiative corrections, which are affected in nontrivial ways by the presence of fakeons in the loop. The knowledge we have today is sufficient to prove that most non directly observed particles are true physical particles. However, in the case of the Higgs boson the possibility that it might be a fakeon remains open. The issue can be resolved by means of precision measurements in existing and future accelerators.

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Higgs boson, Fakeons, Quantization, Particle accelerators, Standard Model


Physical Sciences, Particle and Field Physics

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