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The supersymmetric flavour problem in 5D GUTs and its consequences for LHC phenomenology

Abstract : We study supersymmetric models with a GUT-sized extra dimension, where both the Higgs fields and the SUSY breaking hidden sector are localized on a 4D brane. Exponential wave function profiles of the matter fields give rise to hierarchical structures in the Yukawa couplings and soft terms. Such structures can naturally explain hierarchical fermion masses and mixings, while at the same time alleviating the supersymmetric flavour problem. We discuss two sources of supersymmetry breaking, radion mediation and brane fields, and perform a detailed numerical analysis, thoroughly taking into account the proliferation of unknown O(1) coefficients that occurs in this class of models. It turns out that additional assumptions on supersymmetry breaking are necessary to evade the stringent experimental bounds on lepton flavour violation. The favourable regions of parameter space are then examined with regards to their LHC phenomenology. They generically feature heavy gluinos and squarks beyond current bounds. Lepton flavour violation in SUSY cascade decays can give interesting signatures.
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Felix Brümmer, S. Fichet, S. Kraml. The supersymmetric flavour problem in 5D GUTs and its consequences for LHC phenomenology. Journal of High Energy Physics, Springer, 2011, 12, pp.061. ⟨10.1007/JHEP12(2011)061⟩. ⟨in2p3-00622276⟩

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