Muon anomalous magnetic moment, two-Higgs-doublet model, and supersymmetry

Kingman Cheung, Chung Hsien Chou, Otto C.W. Kong

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The recent measurement of the muon anomalous magnetic moment aμ shows a 2.6σ deviation from the standard model value. We show that it puts strong constraints on the parameter space of the two-Higgs-doublet model (2HDM) II. The dominant contribution of the Higgs bosons comes at the two-loop level, and in order to explain the data it favors a pseudoscalar A with a light mass range and a large tan β. At 95% C.L., the upper limit for mA is 29 (55) (85) GeV for tan β = 30 (45) (60), and tan β is bounded below at 17. This is in sharp contrast to the conclusion one draws from considering one-loop Higgs contributions alone. Finally, we also discuss the role of the Higgs contributions in the minimal supersymmetric standard model.

Original languageEnglish
Article number111301
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2001


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