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IPPP-16-09
DCPT-16-18
MCNET-16-02
arXiv:1602.00647
Phys.Lett. B761 (2016) 213-218

by: Brooijmans, Gustaaf (Columbia U.) et al.

Abstract:
The discovery of the Higgs boson marks a key ingredient to establish the electroweak structure of the Standard Model. Its non-abelian gauge structure gives rise to, yet unobserved, non-perturbative baryon and lepton number violating processes. We propose to use cosmic ray air showers, as measured, for example, at the Pierre Auger Observatory, to set a limit on the hadronic production cross section of sphalerons. We identify several observables to discriminate between sphaleron and QCD induced air showers.
Link: 
http://inspirehep.net/record/1418851
Publ date: 
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 03:44