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How does the Higgs boson interact with other particles?
It turned out that as other particles of matter, such as electrons, move through the Higgs field, they interact with the Higgs bosons, which cling to or cluster around the matter particles, and give them their mass. The more Higgs boson particles that interact with the other particle, the more mass it attains.
Does the Higgs boson interact with itself?
In the standard model it is possible that three or four Higgs bosons may interact via a single vertex, and with a strength of self-coupling that is called the Higgs self-coupling, λ. Obviously, measuring the Higgs boson self-coupling is one of the most important goals of the LHC physics program.
Why do some particles interact with the Higgs field more than others?
Every particle in our universe “swims” through this Higgs field. Through this interaction every particle gets its mass. Different particles interact with the Higgs field with different strengths, hence some particles are heavier (have a larger mass) than others. (Some particles have no mass.
What is Higgs interaction?
The Higgs field is a field of energy that is thought to exist in every region of the universe. The field is accompanied by a fundamental particle known as the Higgs boson, which is used by the field to continuously interact with other particles, such as the electron.
What is Higgs boson particle?
Like other fields, if we give energy to this field then the result will be the formation of the Higgs Boson particle. According to Peter Higgs, all elementary particles are massless like photons but it is the Higgs Field that gives the mass to these elementary particles.
How do particles interact with the Higgs field?
Before entering into the Higgs field all elementary particles are massless, they may be electrons, photons, or quarks. After Entering into the Higgs field these particles interact with the Higgs field, some interact more some less. Those particles which interact more get more mass and vice-versa.
Is there a Higgs field in the universe?
According to Peter Higgs apart from so many fields, the Higgs Field is also present in the universe. And this field is available uniformly throughout the whole universe. Like other fields, if we give energy to this field then the result will be the formation of the Higgs Boson particle.
How many muons does a Higgs boson decay into?
Candidate Higgs boson events from collisions between protons in the LHC. The top event in the CMS experiment shows a decay into two photons (dashed yellow lines and green towers). The lower event in the ATLAS experiment shows a decay into four muons (red tracks).