Millimetre-range forces in superstring theories with weak-scale compactification

I. Antoniadis, S. Dimopoulos, G. Dvali

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    Abstract

    We show that theories in which supersymmetry is broken via Scherk-Schwarz compactification at the weak scale possess at least one scalar particle with Compton wavelength in the millimetre range, which mediates a force with strength 1/3 of gravity. Such forces are going to be explored in upcoming experiments using micro-electromechanical systems or cantilever technology. We also present a simple way of understanding some decoupling aspects of these theories by analogy with finite-temperature field theory.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)70-82
    Number of pages13
    JournalNuclear Physics B
    Volume516
    Issue number1-2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Apr 13 1998

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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