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Title: Dynamical matter-parity breaking and gravitino dark matter

Scenarios where gravitinos with GeV masses makeup dark matter are known to be in tension with high reheating temperatures, as required by e.g. thermal leptogenesis. This tension comes from the longevity of the NLSPs (next-to-lightest supersymmetric particle), which can destroy the successful predictions of the standard primordial nucleosynthesis. However, a small violation of matter parity can open new decay channels for the NLSP, avoiding the BBN (standard primordial nucleosynthesis) problems, while being compatible with experimental cosmic-ray constraints. In this paper, we propose a model where matter parity, which we assume to be embedded in the U(1){sub B-L} gauge symmetry, is broken dynamically in a hidden sector at low-scales. This can naturally explain the smallness of the matter parity breaking in the visible sector. We discuss the dynamics of the corresponding pseudo Nambu-Goldstone modes of B-L breaking in the hidden sector, and we comment on typical cosmic-ray and collider signatures in our model.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4]
  1. Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Notkestrasse 85, 22603 Hamburg (Germany)
  2. (IPMU), University of Tokyo, Chiba 277-8568 (Japan)
  3. Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (IPMU), University of Tokyo, Chiba 277-8568 (Japan)
  4. (Japan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21503605
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. D, Particles Fields; Journal Volume: 82; Journal Issue: 10; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.82.103517; (c) 2010 American Institute of Physics
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; COSMIC RADIATION; FORECASTING; GAUGE INVARIANCE; GEV RANGE; GRAVITATION; GRAVITONS; LEPTONS; MASS; NONLUMINOUS MATTER; NUCLEOSYNTHESIS; PARITY; PARTICLE PRODUCTION; SPARTICLES ELEMENTARY PARTICLES; ENERGY RANGE; FERMIONS; GRAVITATIONAL RADIATION; INVARIANCE PRINCIPLES; IONIZING RADIATIONS; MASSLESS PARTICLES; MATTER; PARTICLE PROPERTIES; POSTULATED PARTICLES; RADIATIONS; SYNTHESIS