Light stops from Seiberg duality
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CitationCsáki, Csaba, Lisa Randall, and John Terning. 2012. “Light Stops from Seiberg Duality.” Physical Review D 86 (7). https://doi.org/10.1103/physrevd.86.075009.
AbstractIf low-energy supersymmetry is realized in nature, a seemingly contrived hierarchy in the squark mass spectrum appears to be required. We show that composite supersymmetric theories at the bottom of the conformal window can automatically yield the spectrum that is suggested by experimental data and naturalness. With a nontuned choice of parameters, the only superpartners below 1 TeV will be the partners of the Higgs, the electroweak gauge bosons, the left-handed top and bottom, and the right-handed top, which are precisely the particles needed to make weak scale supersymmetry breaking natural. In the model considered here, these correspond to composite (or partially composite) degrees of freedom via the Seiberg duality, while the other minimal supersymmetric standard model fields, with their heavier superpartners, are elementary. The key observation is that at or near the edge of the conformal window, soft supersymmetry breaking scalar and gaugino masses are transmitted only to fundamental particles at leading order. With the potential that arises from the duality, a Higgs with a 125 GeV mass, with nearly standard model production rates, is naturally accommodated without tuning. The lightest ordinary superpartner is either the lightest stop or the lightest neutralino. If it is the stop, it is natural for it to be almost degenerate with the top, in which case it decays to top by emitting a very soft gravitino, making it quite difficult to find this mode at the LHC and more challenging to find supersymmetry in general, yielding a simple realization of the stealth supersymmetry idea. We analyze four benchmark spectra in detail.
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