Scherk-Schwarz supersymmetry breaking for quasi-localized matter fields and supersymmetry flavor violation

Hiroyuki Abe, Kiwoon Choi, Kwang Sik Jeong, Ken Ichi Okumura

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Abstract

We examine the soft supersymmetry breaking parameters induced by the Scherk-Schwarz (SS) boundary condition in 5-dimensional orbifold field theory in which the quark and lepton zero modes are quasi-localized at the orbifold fixed points to generate the hierarchical Yukawa couplings. In such theories, the radion corresponds to a flavon to generate the flavor hierarchy and at the same time plays the role of the messenger of supersymmetry breaking. As a consequence, the resulting soft scalar masses and trilinear A-parameters of matter zero modes at the compactiflcation scale are highly flavor-dependent, thereby can lead to dangerous flavor violations at low energy scales. We analyze in detail the low energy flavor violations in SS-dominated supersymmetry breaking scenario under the assumption that the compactification scale is close to the grand unification scale and the 4-dimensional effective theory below the compactification scale is given by the minimal supersymmetric standard model. Our analysis can be applied to any supersymmetry breaking mechanism giving a sizable F-component of the radion superfield, e.g. the hidden gaugino condensation model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)283-316
Number of pages34
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Volume8
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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