SUSY and the electroweak phase transition

Glennys R. Farrar, Marta Losada

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    Abstract

    We analyze the effective three-dimensional theory previously constructed for the MSSM and multi-Higgs models to determine the regions of parameter space in which the electroweak phase transition is sufficiently strong for a B + L asymmetry to survive in the low-temperature phase. We find that the inclusion of all supersymmetric scalars and all one-loop corrections has the effect of enhancing the strength of the phase transition. Without a light stop or extension of the MSSM the phase transition is sufficiently first order only if the lightest Higgs mass Mh ≲ 70 GeV and tan β ≲ 1.75.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)60-65
    Number of pages6
    JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
    Volume406
    Issue number1-2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jul 31 1997

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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