TY - JOUR

T1 - Some features of SUSY breaking in N = 2 supergravity

AU - Cecotti, S.

AU - Girardello, L.

AU - Porrati, M.

PY - 1985/2/21

Y1 - 1985/2/21

N2 - We discuss some features of SUSY breaking in N = 2 supergravity. First, we show that in a general N = 2 Sugra model (constructed according to the tensor calculus) all stationary points of the potential, at Λ = 0, are fully supersymmetric if the compensating multiplet is not gauged. Thus a viable super-Higgs effect in N =2 supergravity can occur only in presence of a Fayet-Iliopoulos term. Then we present an explicit model with two scales of breaking in anti-de Sitter space. Moreover, the ratio of the two gravitino masses is sliding i.e. not determined by the classical potential. In the extreme situation one of the gravitino masses equals -Λ 3, and thus we have partial super-Higgs (in AdS space). The cosmological constant may be arranged to an arbitrary small value while keeping the mass of the heavy gravitino constant.

AB - We discuss some features of SUSY breaking in N = 2 supergravity. First, we show that in a general N = 2 Sugra model (constructed according to the tensor calculus) all stationary points of the potential, at Λ = 0, are fully supersymmetric if the compensating multiplet is not gauged. Thus a viable super-Higgs effect in N =2 supergravity can occur only in presence of a Fayet-Iliopoulos term. Then we present an explicit model with two scales of breaking in anti-de Sitter space. Moreover, the ratio of the two gravitino masses is sliding i.e. not determined by the classical potential. In the extreme situation one of the gravitino masses equals -Λ 3, and thus we have partial super-Higgs (in AdS space). The cosmological constant may be arranged to an arbitrary small value while keeping the mass of the heavy gravitino constant.

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U2 - 10.1016/0370-2693(85)91656-9

DO - 10.1016/0370-2693(85)91656-9

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0012588821

VL - 151

SP - 367

EP - 371

JO - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

JF - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

SN - 0370-2693

IS - 5-6

ER -