It is pointed out that heavy top quark mass can be attributed to a singular normalization of its kinetic term, in which rescaling into canonical one yields large top Yukawa coupling. We pursue this novel possibility in a democratic mass matrix model where only the normalization of the third generation can be different from that of the other two generations. With diagonal breaking of democratic S3 symmetry, we show that the singular normalization for the top quark is essential to reproduce observed quark masses and mixing angles. We also briefly argue other applications of this mechanism.
|Number of pages
|Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
|Published - 2003 Oct 30