High-scale SUSY breaking models in light of the BICEP2 result

Keisuke Harigaya, Masahiro Ibe, Koji Ichikawa, Kunio Kaneta, Shigeki Matsumoto

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Abstract: The large value of the tensor-to-scalar ratio in the cosmic microwave background radiation reported by the BICEP2 collaboration gives strong impact on models of supersymmetry (SUSY). The large ratio indicates inflation with a high-energy scale and thus a high reheating temperature in general, and various SUSY models suffer from the serious gravitino and Polonyi problems. In this article, we discuss a class of the high-scale SUSY breaking models which are completely free from those problems. With especially focusing on the dark matter relic abundance, we examine how the BICEP2 result narrows down the parameter space of the models, assuming the simplest chaotic inflation model. We find that the mass of the dark matter is predicted to be less than about 1 TeV thanks to the non-thermal production in the early universe through the decay of abundant gravitinos produced after the reheating process. We also discuss implications in some details to dark matter searches at collider and indirect dark matter detection experiments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number93
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2014

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