We study the radiative electroweak symmetry breaking and the relic abundance of neutralino dark matter in the supersymmetric type I seesaw model. In this model, there exist threshold corrections to Higgs bilinear terms coming from heavy singlet sneutrino loops, which make the soft supersymmetry breaking (SSB) mass for up-type Higgs shift at the seesaw scale and thus a minimization condition for the Higgs potential is affected. We show that the required fine-tuning between the Higgsino mass parameter μ and the SSB mass for up-type Higgs may be reduced at the electroweak scale, due to the threshold corrections. We also present how the parameter μ depends on the SSB B-parameter for heavy singlet sneutrinos. Since the property of neutralino dark matter is quite sensitive to the size of μ, we discuss how the relic abundance of neutralino dark matter is affected by the SSB B-parameter. Taking the SSB B-parameter of order of a few hundreds TeV, the required relic abundance of neutralino dark matter can be correctly achieved. In this case, dark matter is a mixture of bino and Higgsino, under the condition that gaugino masses are universal at the grand unification scale.
|Journal||Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology|
|Publication status||Published - 2010 Jan 21|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)