The discovery of a new neutral gauge boson Z′; with a mass in the TeV region would allow for the determination of gauge couplings of the Z′; to ordinary quarks and leptons in a model-independent way. We show that these couplings in turn would allow us to determine the nature of the extended gauge structure. As a ′ example we study the E6 group. In this case two discrete constraints on experimentally determined couplings have to be satisfied. If so, the couplings would then uniquely determine the two parameters tan β and δ which fully specify the nature of the Z′; within E6. If the Z′; is part of the E6 gauge structure, then the MZ′;=1 TeV tan β and δ could be determined to around 10% at the future colliders. The NLC provides a unique determination of the two constraints as well as of tan β and δ, though with slightly larger error bars than at the CERN LHC. On the other hand, since the LHC primarily determines three out of four normalized couplings, it provides weaker constraints for the underlying gauge structure.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)