arXiv.org > hep-ph > arXiv:1003.1718
Electroweak Symmetry Breaking From Monopole Condensation
Csaba Csaki, Yuri Shirman, John Terning (Submitted on 8 Mar 2010
(v1), last revised 5 May 2010 (this version, v2))
We examine models where massless chiral fermions with both "electric" and "magnetic"
hypercharges could form condensates. When some of the fermions are
also electroweak doublets such condensates can break the electroweak
gauge symmetry down to electromagnetism in the correct way. Since
ordinary hypercharge is weakly coupled at the TeV scale, magnetic
hypercharge is strongly coupled and can potentially drive the
condensation. Such models are similar to technicolor, but with
hypercharge playing the role of the technicolor gauge group, so the
standard model gauge group breaks itself. A heavy top mass can be
generated via the Rubakov-Callan effect and could thus decouple the
scale of flavor physics from the electroweak scale.