Low-scale supersymmetry from inflation

Kazunori Nakayama, Fuminobu Takahashi

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Abstract

We investigate an inflation model with the inflaton being identified with a Higgs boson responsible for the breaking of U(1)B-L symmetry. We show that supersymmetry must remain a good symmetry at scales one order of magnitude below the inflation scale, in order for the inflation model to solve the horizon and flatness problems, as well as to account for the observed density perturbation. The upper bound on the soft supersymmetry breaking mass lies between 1 TeV and 103 TeV. Interestingly, our finding opens up a possibility that universes with the low-scale supersymmetry are realized by the inflationary selection. Our inflation model has rich implications; non-thermal leptogenesis naturally works, and the gravitino and moduli problems as well as the moduli destabilization problem can be solved or ameliorated; the standard-model higgs boson receives a sizable radiative correction if the supersymmertry breaking takes a value on the high side ∼ 103 TeV.

Original languageEnglish
Article number033
JournalJournal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
Volume2011
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Oct

Keywords

  • baryon asymmetry
  • inflation
  • leptogenesis
  • physics of the early universe

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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