New gauge bosons from string models

Mirjam Cvetič, Paul Langacker

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We address the mass ranges of new neutral gauge bosons and constraints on the accompanying exotic particles as predicted by a class of superstring models. Under certain assumptions about the supersymmetry breaking parameters we show that breaking of an additional U(1)′ symmetry is radiative when the appropriate Yukawa couplings of exotic particles are of order one, analogous to the radiative breaking of the electroweak symmetry in the supersymmetric standard model due to the large top-quark Yukawa coupling. Such large Yukawa couplings occur for a large class of string models. The Z′ and exotic masses are either of O, or of a scale intermediate between the string and electroweak scales. In the former case, MZ′ O (1 TeV) may be achieved without excessive fine-tuning, and is within future experimental reach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1247-1262
Number of pages16
JournalModern Physics Letters A
Issue number15
StatePublished - 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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