Decoupling can revive minimal supersymmetric SU(5)

Junji Hisano, Daiki Kobayashi, Takumi Kuwahara, Natsumi Nagata

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We revisit proton decay via the color-triplet Higgs multiplets in the minimal supersymmetric grand unified model with heavy sfermions. Although the model has been believed to be excluded due to the too short lifetime of proton, we have found that it is possible to evade the experimental constraints on the proton decay rate if the supersymmetric particles have masses much heavier than the electroweak scale. With such heavy sfermions, the 126 GeV Higgs boson is naturally explained, while they do not spoil the gauge coupling unification and the existence of dark matter candidates. Since the resultant proton lifetime lies in the regions which may be reached in the future experiments, proton decay searches may give us a chance to verify the scenario as well as the supersymmetric grand unified models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number038
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number7
StatePublished - Aug 15 2013


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