Z′-mediated supersymmetry breaking

Paul Langacker, Gil Paz, Lian Tao Wang, Itay Yavin

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We consider a class of models in which supersymmetry breaking is communicated dominantly via a U(1)′ gauge interaction, which also helps solve the μ problem. Such models can emerge naturally in top-down constructions and are a version of split supersymmetry. The spectrum contains heavy sfermions, Higgsinos, exotics, and Z′∼10-100TeV, light gauginos∼100-1000GeV, a light Higgs boson∼140GeV, and a light singlino. A specific set of U(1)′ charges and exotics is analyzed, and we present five benchmark models. The implications for the gluino lifetime, cold dark matter, and the gravitino and neutrino masses are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number041802
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 1 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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