Signals for parity violation in the electroweak-symmetry-breaking sector

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We consider the possibility of observing a parity-violating but CP-conserving interaction in the symmetry-breaking sector of the electroweak theory. We find that the best probe for such an interaction is a forward-backward asymmetry in W+W- production from polarized eR-eL+ collisions. An observable asymmetry would be strong evidence against a custodial SU(2) symmetry. We also discuss the effects of such an interaction in future e-γ colliders as well as in rare decays of K and B mesons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2188-2196
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

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