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Motivated by the seesaw mechanism for neutrinos which naturally generates small neutrino masses, we explore how a small grand-unified-theory-scale mixing between the standard model Higgs boson and an otherwise massless

Motivated by the seesaw mechanism for neutrinos which naturally generates small neutrino masses, we explore how a small grand-unified-theory-scale mixing between the standard model Higgs boson and an otherwise massless hidden sector scalar can naturally generate a small mass and vacuum expectation value for the new scalar which produces a false vacuum energy density contribution comparable to that of the observed dark energy dominating the current expansion of the Universe.

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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.061802
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    Krauss, L. M., & Dent, J. B. (2013). Higgs Seesaw Mechanism as a Source for Dark Energy. Physical Review Letters, 111(6), 061802. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.061802

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