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Title: Electroweak supersymmetry with an approximate U(1) Peccei-Quinn symmetry

Abstract

A predictive framework for supersymmetry at the TeV scale is presented, which incorporates the Ciafaloni-Pomarol mechanism for the dynamical determination of the {mu} parameter. The {mu} parameter of the minimal supersymmetric standard model (MSSM) is replaced by {lambda}S, where S is a singlet field, leading to a Peccei-Quinn (PQ) symmetry. The axion becomes a heavy pseudoscalar, G, by adding a mass, m{sub G}, by hand. The explicit breaking of PQ symmetry is assumed to be sufficiently weak at the TeV scale that the only observable consequence is the mass m{sub G}. Three models for the explicit PQ breaking are given; but the utility of this framework is that the predictions for all physics at the electroweak scale are independent of the particular model for PQ breaking. This framework leads to a theory similar to the MSSM, except that {mu} is predicted by the Ciafaloni-Pomarol relation, and there are light, weakly-coupled states that lie dominantly in the superfield S. The production and cascade decay of superpartners at colliders occurs as in the MSSM, except that there is one extra stage of the cascade chain, with the next-to-LSP decaying to its superpartner and s-tilde, dramatically altering the collider signatures for supersymmetry. Themore » framework is compatible with terrestrial experiments and astrophysical observations for a wide range of m{sub G} and <s>. If G is as light as possible, 300 keV<m{sub G}<3 MeV, it can have interesting effects on the radiation energy density during the cosmological eras of nucleosynthesis and acoustic oscillations, leading to predictions for N{sub {nu}}{sub BBN} and N{sub {nu}}{sub CMB} different from 3.« less

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley, California, 94720 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20698154
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review. D, Particles Fields
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 70; Journal Issue: 11; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.70.115001; (c) 2004 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0556-2821
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; ENERGY DENSITY; KEV RANGE; MEV RANGE; NUCLEOSYNTHESIS; PARTICLE DECAY; REST MASS; SPARTICLES; STANDARD MODEL; SUPERSYMMETRY; SYMMETRY BREAKING; TEV RANGE; U-1 GROUPS

Citation Formats

Hall, Lawrence J, Watari, Taizan, and Theoretical Physics Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720. Electroweak supersymmetry with an approximate U(1) Peccei-Quinn symmetry. United States: N. p., 2004. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.70.115001.
Hall, Lawrence J, Watari, Taizan, & Theoretical Physics Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720. Electroweak supersymmetry with an approximate U(1) Peccei-Quinn symmetry. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.70.115001.
Hall, Lawrence J, Watari, Taizan, and Theoretical Physics Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720. Wed . "Electroweak supersymmetry with an approximate U(1) Peccei-Quinn symmetry". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.70.115001.
@article{osti_20698154,
title = {Electroweak supersymmetry with an approximate U(1) Peccei-Quinn symmetry},
author = {Hall, Lawrence J and Watari, Taizan and Theoretical Physics Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720},
abstractNote = {A predictive framework for supersymmetry at the TeV scale is presented, which incorporates the Ciafaloni-Pomarol mechanism for the dynamical determination of the {mu} parameter. The {mu} parameter of the minimal supersymmetric standard model (MSSM) is replaced by {lambda}S, where S is a singlet field, leading to a Peccei-Quinn (PQ) symmetry. The axion becomes a heavy pseudoscalar, G, by adding a mass, m{sub G}, by hand. The explicit breaking of PQ symmetry is assumed to be sufficiently weak at the TeV scale that the only observable consequence is the mass m{sub G}. Three models for the explicit PQ breaking are given; but the utility of this framework is that the predictions for all physics at the electroweak scale are independent of the particular model for PQ breaking. This framework leads to a theory similar to the MSSM, except that {mu} is predicted by the Ciafaloni-Pomarol relation, and there are light, weakly-coupled states that lie dominantly in the superfield S. The production and cascade decay of superpartners at colliders occurs as in the MSSM, except that there is one extra stage of the cascade chain, with the next-to-LSP decaying to its superpartner and s-tilde, dramatically altering the collider signatures for supersymmetry. The framework is compatible with terrestrial experiments and astrophysical observations for a wide range of m{sub G} and <s>. If G is as light as possible, 300 keV<m{sub G}<3 MeV, it can have interesting effects on the radiation energy density during the cosmological eras of nucleosynthesis and acoustic oscillations, leading to predictions for N{sub {nu}}{sub BBN} and N{sub {nu}}{sub CMB} different from 3.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.70.115001},
journal = {Physical Review. D, Particles Fields},
issn = {0556-2821},
number = 11,
volume = 70,
place = {United States},
year = {2004},
month = {12}
}