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Title: Disassembling the clockwork mechanism

Abstract

The clockwork mechanism is a way of naturally generating exponential hierarchies in theories without significant hierarchies among fundamental parameters. We emphasize the role of interactions in the clockwork mechanism, demonstrating that clockwork is an intrinsically abelian phenomenon precluded in non-abelian theories such as Yang-Mills, non-linear sigma models, and gravity. Additionally, We show that clockwork is not realized in extra-dimensional theories through purely geometric effects, but may be generated by appropriate localization of zero modes.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [1]
  1. Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, CA (United States)
  2. Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom); Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
OSTI Identifier:
1512443
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0014129
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of High Energy Physics (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Journal of High Energy Physics (Online); Journal Volume: 2017; Journal Issue: 10; Journal ID: ISSN 1029-8479
Publisher:
Springer Berlin
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; Beyond Standard Model; Field Theories in Higher Dimensions

Citation Formats

Craig, Nathaniel, Garcia Garcia, Isabel, and Sutherland, Dave. Disassembling the clockwork mechanism. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1007/jhep10(2017)018.
Craig, Nathaniel, Garcia Garcia, Isabel, & Sutherland, Dave. Disassembling the clockwork mechanism. United States. doi:10.1007/jhep10(2017)018.
Craig, Nathaniel, Garcia Garcia, Isabel, and Sutherland, Dave. Tue . "Disassembling the clockwork mechanism". United States. doi:10.1007/jhep10(2017)018. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1512443.
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abstractNote = {The clockwork mechanism is a way of naturally generating exponential hierarchies in theories without significant hierarchies among fundamental parameters. We emphasize the role of interactions in the clockwork mechanism, demonstrating that clockwork is an intrinsically abelian phenomenon precluded in non-abelian theories such as Yang-Mills, non-linear sigma models, and gravity. Additionally, We show that clockwork is not realized in extra-dimensional theories through purely geometric effects, but may be generated by appropriate localization of zero modes.},
doi = {10.1007/jhep10(2017)018},
journal = {Journal of High Energy Physics (Online)},
number = 10,
volume = 2017,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {10}
}

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