TY - JOUR

T1 - New grand unified models with intersecting D6-branes, neutrino masses, and flipped SU (5)

AU - Cvetič, Mirjam

AU - Langacker, Paul

N1 - Funding Information:
We would like to thank Ralph Blumenhagen, Elias Kiritsis, Michael Schulz and Robert Richter for useful discussions. We are grateful to the Galileo Galilei Institute for Theoretical Physics and Aspen Center for Physics for hospitality during the course of the work. The research was supported in part by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. INT02-03585 (M.C.), Department of Energy Grant DOE-EY-76-02-3071 (M.C., P.L.) and the Fay R. and Eugene L. Langberg Chair (M.C.).

PY - 2007/7/30

Y1 - 2007/7/30

N2 - We construct new supersymmetric SU (5) grand unified models based on Z4 × Z2 orientifolds with intersecting D6-branes. Unlike constructions based on Z2 × Z2 orientifolds, the orbifold images of the three-cycles wrapped by D6-branes correspond to new configurations and thus allow for models in which, in addition to the chiral sector in 10 and over(5, ̄) representations of SU (5), only, there can be new sectors with (15 + over(15, -)) and (10 + over(10, -)) vector-pairs. We construct an example of such a globally consistent, supersymmetric model with four-families, two Standard Model Higgs pair-candidates and the gauge symmetry U (5) × U (1) × Sp (4). In an N = 2 sector, there are 5 × (15 + over(15, -)) and 1 × (10 + over(10, -)) vector-pairs, while another N = 1 sector contains one vector-pair of 15-plets. The N = 2 vector-pairs can obtain a large mass dynamically by parallel D6-brane splitting in a particular two-torus. The 15-vector-pairs provide, after symmetry breaking to the Standard Model (via parallel D-brane splitting), triplet pair candidates which can in principle play a role in generating Majorana-type masses for left-handed neutrinos, though the necessary Yukawa couplings are absent in the specific construction. This model can also be interpreted as a flipped SU (5) × U (1)X grand unified model where the 10-vector-pairs can play the role of Higgs fields, though again there are phenomenological difficulties for the specific construction.

AB - We construct new supersymmetric SU (5) grand unified models based on Z4 × Z2 orientifolds with intersecting D6-branes. Unlike constructions based on Z2 × Z2 orientifolds, the orbifold images of the three-cycles wrapped by D6-branes correspond to new configurations and thus allow for models in which, in addition to the chiral sector in 10 and over(5, ̄) representations of SU (5), only, there can be new sectors with (15 + over(15, -)) and (10 + over(10, -)) vector-pairs. We construct an example of such a globally consistent, supersymmetric model with four-families, two Standard Model Higgs pair-candidates and the gauge symmetry U (5) × U (1) × Sp (4). In an N = 2 sector, there are 5 × (15 + over(15, -)) and 1 × (10 + over(10, -)) vector-pairs, while another N = 1 sector contains one vector-pair of 15-plets. The N = 2 vector-pairs can obtain a large mass dynamically by parallel D6-brane splitting in a particular two-torus. The 15-vector-pairs provide, after symmetry breaking to the Standard Model (via parallel D-brane splitting), triplet pair candidates which can in principle play a role in generating Majorana-type masses for left-handed neutrinos, though the necessary Yukawa couplings are absent in the specific construction. This model can also be interpreted as a flipped SU (5) × U (1)X grand unified model where the 10-vector-pairs can play the role of Higgs fields, though again there are phenomenological difficulties for the specific construction.

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U2 - 10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2007.03.008

DO - 10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2007.03.008

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:34250673262

VL - 776

SP - 118

EP - 137

JO - Nuclear Physics B

JF - Nuclear Physics B

SN - 0550-3213

IS - 1-2

ER -