TY - JOUR
AB - Using a three-dimensional (3d) effective field theory and non-perturbative lattice simulations, we study the MSSM electroweak phase transition with two dynamical Higgs doublets. We first carry out a general analysis of spontaneous CP violation in 3d two Higgs doublet models, finding that this part of the parameter space is well separated from that corresponding to the physical MSSM. We then choose physical parameter values with explicit CP violation and a Light right-handed stop, and determine the strength of the phase transition. We fmd a transition somewhat stronger than in 2-loop perturbation theory, leading to the conclusion that from the point of view of the non-equilibrium constraint, MSSM electroweak baryogenesis can be allowed even for a Higgs mass m(H) approximate to 115 GeV. We also find that small values of the mass parameter m(A) (less than or similar to 120 GeV), which would relax the experimental constraint on mil, do not weaken the transition noticeably for a light enough stop. Finally we determine the properties of the phase boundary. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
AU - Laine, Mikko
AU - Rummukainen, K
ID - 2322868
IS - 1-3
JF - Nuclear Physics B
SN - 0550-3213
TI - Two Higgs doublet dynamics at the electroweak phase transition: a non-perturbative study
VL - 597
ER -