Journal article

Standard model on a domain-wall brane?

Rhys Davies, Damien P George, Raymond R Volkas

PHYSICAL REVIEW D | AMER PHYSICAL SOC | Published : 2008

Abstract

We propose a 4+1-dimensional action that is a candidate for realizing a standard-model-like effective theory for fields dynamically localized to a domain-wall brane. Our construction is in part based on the conjecture that the Dvali-Shifman mechanism for dynamically localizing gauge bosons to a domain wall works correctly in 4+1-d. Assuming this to be so, we require the gauge symmetry to be SU(5) in the bulk, spontaneously breaking to SU(3) SU(2) U(1) inside the domain wall, thus dynamically localizing the standard-model gauge bosons provided that the SU(5) theory in the bulk exhibits confinement. The wall is created jointly by a real singlet-Higgs field η configured as a kink, and an SU(5) ..

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