GIM mechanism and its consequences in the SU(3)(L)xU(1)(X) models of electroweak interactions

Ozer M.

PHYSICAL REVIEW D, vol.54, no.7, pp.4561-4565, 1996 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Doi Number: 10.1103/physrevd.54.4561
  • Title of Journal : PHYSICAL REVIEW D
  • Page Numbers: pp.4561-4565


We apply the three conditions of the Glashow-Weinberg extension of the GIM mechanism for the absence of order G(F) and alpha G(F) flavor-changing neutral currents to the SU(3)(L) x U(1)(x) models of electroweak interactions. We find that these currents can be suppressed without fine-tuning of the parameters, and we obtain lower and upper bounds on the mass of the second neutral gauge boson.