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Is "just-so" Higgs splitting needed for t-b-\tau Yukawa unified SUSY GUTs?

Abstract : Recent renormalization group calculations of the sparticle mass spectrum in the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM) show that t-b-\tau Yukawa coupling unification at M_{\rm GUT} is possible when the mass spectra follow the pattern of a radiatively induced inverted scalar mass hierarchy. The calculation is entirely consistent with expectations from SO(10) SUSY GUT theories, with one exception: it seems to require MSSM Higgs soft term mass splitting at M_{\rm GUT}, dubbed "just-so Higgs splitting" (HS) in the literature, which apparently violates the SO(10) gauge symmetry. Here, we investigate three alternative effects: {\it i}). SO(10) D-term splitting, {\it ii}). inclusion of right hand neutrino in the RG calculation, and {\it iii}). first/third generation scalar mass splitting. By combining all three effects (the DR3 model), we find t-b-\tau Yukawa unification at M_{\rm GUT} can be achieved at the 2.5% level. In the DR3 case, we expect lighter (and possibly detectable) third generation and heavy Higgs scalars than in the model with HS. In addition, the light bottom squark in DR3 should be dominantly a right state, while in the HS model, it is dominantly a left state.
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H. Baer, S. Kraml, S. Sekmen. Is "just-so" Higgs splitting needed for t-b-\tau Yukawa unified SUSY GUTs?. Journal of High Energy Physics, Springer, 2009, 09, pp.005. ⟨10.1088/1126-6708/2009/09/005⟩. ⟨in2p3-00409685⟩



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