Scalar potentials and accidental symmetries in supersymmetric U (1) models

Paul Langacker, Gil Paz, Itay Yavin

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We address two closely related problems associated with the singlet scalars' potential that are often present in supersymmetric U (1) models, especially those which maintain the gauge unification of the MSSM in a simple way. The first is the possibility of an accidental global symmetry which results in a light Goldstone boson. The second is the problem of generating a vacuum expectation value for more than one field without reintroducing the μ problem. We give sufficient conditions for addressing both issues and provide a concrete example to generate them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)245-249
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 19 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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