Anomalous U(1), gauge-mediated supersymmetry breaking and Higgs as pseudo-Goldstone bosons

Gia Dvali, Alex Pomarol

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    Abstract

    We study the breaking of supersymmetry in models with anomalous U(1). These models are simple to construct and contain natural candidates for being the messengers of gauge-mediated supersymmetry breaking. When some of the ordinary matter fields transform under the anomalous U(1), we find a hybrid scenario in which the U(1) and the gauge interactions mediate the breaking of supersymmetry. This leads to a hierarchy of soft masses between the charged and neutral fields and provides a solution to the μ-problem. Among these models, we present a scenario in which the Higgs arises as a pseudo-Goldstone boson. This scenario naturally allows for values of the μ-term and the scalar soft masses larger than the weak scale.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)3-19
    Number of pages17
    JournalNuclear Physics B
    Volume522
    Issue number1-2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jun 29 1998

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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