## Abstract

We incorporate the effects of mixing arising from the trilinear terms in the MSSM potential to the effective three-dimensional theory for the MSSM at high temperature in the limit of large mA. There are relevant one-loop effects that modify the 3D parameters of the effective theory. We calculate the two-loop effective potential of the 3D theory for the Higgs and the right handed stop to analyse the possible phase transitions and to determine the precise region in the m_{h}-m_{t2} plane for which the sphaleron constraint for preservation of the baryon asymmetry is satisfied. There is an upper bound on the value of the mixing parameter coming from stop searches. We also compare with previous results obtained using 4D calculations of the effective potential for the regime of large m_{Q}. A two-stage phase transition persists for a small range of values of m_{t2} for given values of the mixing parameter and tanβ. This can further constrain the allowed region of parameter space. Electroweak baryogenesis requires a value of m_{t2} ≲ 170 and m_{h} ≲ 105 GeV for m_{Q} = 300 GeV.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 125-157 |

Number of pages | 33 |

Journal | Nuclear Physics B |

Volume | 569 |

Issue number | 1-3 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Mar 13 2000 |

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Nuclear and High Energy Physics