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Title: Supersymmetry without the Desert

Abstract

Naturalness of electroweak symmetry breaking in weak scale supersymmetric theories may suggest the absence of the conventional supersymmetric desert. We present a simple, realistic framework for supersymmetry in which (most of) the virtues of the supersymmetric desert are naturally reproduced without having a large energy interval above the weak scale. The successful supersymmetric prediction for the low-energy gauge couplings is reproduced due to a gauged R symmetry present in the effective theory at the weak scale. The observable sector superpotential naturally takes the form of the next-to-minimal supersymmetric standard model, but without being subject to the Landau pole constraints up to the conventional unification scale. Supersymmetry breaking masses are generated by the F-term and D-term VEVs of singlet and U(1){sub R} gauge fields, as well as by anomaly mediation, at a scale not far above the weak scale. We study the resulting pattern of supersymmetry breaking masses in detail, and find that it can be quite distinct. We construct classes of explicit models within this framework, based on higher dimensional unified theories with TeV-sized extra dimensions. A similar model based on a non-R symmetry is also presented. These models have a rich phenomenology at the TeV scale, and allow formore » detailed analyses of, e.g., electroweak symmetry breaking.« less

Authors:
;
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley NationalLaboratory, Berkeley, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Director. Office of Science. High EnergyPhysics
OSTI Identifier:
929310
Report Number(s):
LBNL-61484
R&D Project: PTHOPS; BnR: KA1401020; TRN: US0803586
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review D
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 75; Related Information: Journal Publication Date: 2007
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72; DESERTS; DIMENSIONS; FORECASTING; STANDARD MODEL; SUPERSYMMETRY; SYMMETRY; SYMMETRY BREAKING

Citation Formats

Nomura, Yasunori, and Poland, David. Supersymmetry without the Desert. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
Nomura, Yasunori, & Poland, David. Supersymmetry without the Desert. United States.
Nomura, Yasunori, and Poland, David. Tue . "Supersymmetry without the Desert". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/929310.
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title = {Supersymmetry without the Desert},
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abstractNote = {Naturalness of electroweak symmetry breaking in weak scale supersymmetric theories may suggest the absence of the conventional supersymmetric desert. We present a simple, realistic framework for supersymmetry in which (most of) the virtues of the supersymmetric desert are naturally reproduced without having a large energy interval above the weak scale. The successful supersymmetric prediction for the low-energy gauge couplings is reproduced due to a gauged R symmetry present in the effective theory at the weak scale. The observable sector superpotential naturally takes the form of the next-to-minimal supersymmetric standard model, but without being subject to the Landau pole constraints up to the conventional unification scale. Supersymmetry breaking masses are generated by the F-term and D-term VEVs of singlet and U(1){sub R} gauge fields, as well as by anomaly mediation, at a scale not far above the weak scale. We study the resulting pattern of supersymmetry breaking masses in detail, and find that it can be quite distinct. We construct classes of explicit models within this framework, based on higher dimensional unified theories with TeV-sized extra dimensions. A similar model based on a non-R symmetry is also presented. These models have a rich phenomenology at the TeV scale, and allow for detailed analyses of, e.g., electroweak symmetry breaking.},
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journal = {Physical Review D},
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volume = 75,
place = {United States},
year = {2006},
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