Exponentially small supersymmetry breaking from extra dimensions

N. Arkani-Hamed, L. Hall, D. Smith, N. Weiner

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    The supersymmetric "shining" of free massive chiral superfields in extra dimensions from a distant source brane can trigger exponentially small supersymmetry breaking on our brane of order e-2πR where R is the radius of the extra dimensions. This supersymmetry breaking can be transmitted to the superpartners in a number of ways, for instance by gravity or via the standard model gauge interactions. The radius R can easily be stabilized at a size O(10) larger that the fundamental scale. The models are extremely simple, relying only on free, classical bulk dynamics to solve the hierarchy problem.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article number056003
    Pages (from-to)560031-560035
    Number of pages5
    JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
    Issue number5
    StatePublished - 2001

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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