Skip to main content

Research Repository

Advanced Search

Dynamical breaking of U(1)_{R} and supersymmetry in a metastable vacuum

Abel, S.A.; Durnford, C; Jaeckel, J.; Khoze, V.V.


C Durnford

J. Jaeckel


We consider the metastable N=1 QCD model of Intriligator, Seiberg and Shih (ISS), deformed by adding a baryon term to the superpotential. This simple deformation causes the spontaneous breaking of the approximate R-symmetry of the metastable vacuum. We then gauge the flavour SU(5)_f and identify it with the parent gauge symmetry of the Standard Model (SM). This implements direct mediation of supersymmetry breaking without the need for an additional messenger sector. A reasonable choice of parameters leads to gaugino masses of the right order. Finally, we speculate that the entire ``ISS x SM'' model should be interpreted as a magnetic dual of an (unknown) asymptotically free theory.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2008
Deposit Date Feb 10, 2011
Journal Physics Letters B
Print ISSN 0370-2693
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 661
Issue 2-3
Pages 201-209
Public URL