Journal article

SO(10) domain-wall brane models

Jayne E Thompson, Raymond R Volkas

PHYSICAL REVIEW D | AMER PHYSICAL SOC | Published : 2009

Abstract

We construct domain-wall brane models based on the grand-unification group SO(10), generalizing the SU(5) model of Davies, George, and Volkas. Motivated by the Dvali-Shifman proposal for the dynamical localization of gauge bosons, the SO(10) symmetry is spontaneously broken inside the wall. We present two scenarios: in the first, the unbroken subgroup inside the wall is SU(5)×U(1)X, and in the second it is the left-right symmetry group SU(3)×SU(2)L×SU(2)R×U(1)B-L. In both cases we demonstrate that the phenomenologically-correct fermion zero modes can be localized to the wall, and we briefly discuss how the symmetry-breaking dynamics may be extended to induce breaking to the standard model gr..

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