A higher form (of) mediation

Herman Verlinde, Lian Tao Wang, Martijn Wijnholt, Itay Yavin

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We exhibit a simple and robust mechanism for bulk mediation of supersymmetry breaking between hidden and visible sectors localized on geometrically separated D-branes in type II string theory. The mediation proceeds via RR p-forms that couple via linear Chern-Simons terms to the abelian vector bosons on the branes. From a 4-d low energy perspective, the mechanism reduces to U(1) mediation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number082
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


  • D-branes
  • Supersymmetry breaking
  • Supersymmetry phenomenology


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