Higgs sector

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In particle physics, the Higgs sector is the collection of quantum fields and/or particles that are responsible for the Higgs mechanism, i.e. for the spontaneous symmetry breaking of the Higgs field. The word "sector" refers to a subgroup of the total set of fields and particles.[1]

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  1. ^ Gunion, John; Haber, Howard; Kane, Gordon; Dawson, Sally (2000). The Higgs Hunter's Guide (illustrated, reprint ed.). Westview Press. ISBN 9780738203058.