The physics of new U(1)′ gauge bosons

Paul Langacker

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Abstract

Additional Z′ gauge bosons are predicted by a wide variety of extensions of the standard model (SM). Possibilities include TeV-scale bosons with electroweak coupling, very light bosons which nearly decouple from the standard model particles, and bosons which communicate with a quasi-hidden sector. A broad survey is given of the theoretical possibilities and of the physics implications for particle physics and cosmology. Several novel examples, including light Z′s suggested by PAMELA, Stueckelberg Z′s, and Z′s associated with the mediation of supersymmetry breaking, are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSUSY09 - The 17th International Conference on Supersymmetry and the Unification of Fundamental Interactions
Pages55-63
Number of pages9
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Event17th International Conference on Supersymmetry and the Unification of Fundamental Interactions, SUSY 2009 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Jan 5 2009Jan 10 2009

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1200
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference17th International Conference on Supersymmetry and the Unification of Fundamental Interactions, SUSY 2009
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period1/5/091/10/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

Keywords

  • Cosmology
  • Hidden sector
  • Z′

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    Langacker, P. (2009). The physics of new U(1)′ gauge bosons. In SUSY09 - The 17th International Conference on Supersymmetry and the Unification of Fundamental Interactions (pp. 55-63). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 1200). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3327671