Journal article

Gravity-mediated supersymmetry breaking in the brane world

T Gherghetta, A Riotto

NUCLEAR PHYSICS B | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2002

Abstract

We study the transmission of supersymmetry breaking via gravitational interactions in a five-dimensional brane world compactified on S1/Z2. We assume that chiral matter and gauge fields are confined at the orbifold fixed points, where supersymmetry is spontaneously broken by effective brane superpotentials. Using an off-shell supergravity multiplet we integrate out the auxiliary fields and examine the couplings between the bulk supergravity fields and boundary matter fields. The corresponding tree-level shift in the bulk gravitino mass spectrum induces one-loop radiative masses for the boundary fields. We calculate the boundary gaugino and scalar masses for arbitrary values of the brane supe..

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