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Title: Gauge Mediation Simplified


Gauge mediation of supersymmetry breaking is drastically simplified using generic superpotentials without U(1){sub R} symmetry by allowing metastable vacua.

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  1. Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States) and Theoretical Physics Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States)
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Journal Name: Physical Review Letters; Journal Volume: 98; Journal Issue: 15; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.151803; (c) 2007 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
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United States

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Murayama, Hitoshi, and Nomura, Yasunori. Gauge Mediation Simplified. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.98.151803.
Murayama, Hitoshi, & Nomura, Yasunori. Gauge Mediation Simplified. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.98.151803.
Murayama, Hitoshi, and Nomura, Yasunori. Fri . "Gauge Mediation Simplified". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.98.151803.
title = {Gauge Mediation Simplified},
author = {Murayama, Hitoshi and Nomura, Yasunori},
abstractNote = {Gauge mediation of supersymmetry breaking is drastically simplified using generic superpotentials without U(1){sub R} symmetry by allowing metastable vacua.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.98.151803},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 15,
volume = 98,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Apr 13 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Fri Apr 13 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
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