Skip to main content

Research Repository

Advanced Search

Natural supersymmetry and dynamical flavour with meta-stable vacua

Abel, S.A.; McGarrie, M.

Natural supersymmetry and dynamical flavour with meta-stable vacua Thumbnail


M. McGarrie


We show how gauged flavour breaking and N = 1 supersymmetry breaking can be dynamically aligned to produce natural models. Supersymmetry is broken in a metastable vacuum, while a weakly gauged flavour symmetry is identified with an SU (3) F subgroup of the global symmetry of the SQCD model. We find that alignment can easily occur either through strongly coupled flavour models, with SQCD bound states playing the role of flavons, or entirely weakly coupled and renormalizable models with elementary SU (3) F adjoint flavons. In both cases it is essential that the SU (3) F breaking, and hence all the flavour structure, is driven dynamically by the SUSY breaking. The resulting flavour gauge mediation in conjunction with the usual gauge mediation contribution leads to naturally light third generations squarks, with first and second generations above exclusions.


Abel, S., & McGarrie, M. (2014). Natural supersymmetry and dynamical flavour with meta-stable vacua. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2014(7), Article 145.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jul 1, 2014
Deposit Date Oct 22, 2014
Publicly Available Date Dec 17, 2014
Journal Journal of High Energy Physics
Print ISSN 1126-6708
Publisher Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2014
Issue 7
Article Number 145
Keywords Supersymmetry and duality, Supersymmetry breaking.


Published Journal Article (636 Kb)

Publisher Licence URL

Copyright Statement
© 2014 The Authors. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY 4.0), which permits any use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and source are credited.

You might also like

Downloadable Citations