Maximal sfermion flavour violation in super-GUTs

John Ellis, Keith A. Olive, L. Velasco-Sevilla

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We consider supersymmetric grand unified theories with soft supersymmetry-breaking scalar masses m0 specified above the GUT scale (super-GUTs) and patterns of Yukawa couplings motivated by upper limits on flavour-changing interactions beyond the Standard Model. If the scalar masses are smaller than the gaugino masses m1 / 2, as is expected in no-scale models, the dominant effects of renormalisation between the input scale and the GUT scale are generally expected to be those due to the gauge couplings, which are proportional to m1 / 2 and generation independent. In this case, the input scalar masses m0 may violate flavour maximally, a scenario we call MaxSFV, and there is no supersymmetric flavour problem. We illustrate this possibility within various specific super-GUT scenarios that are deformations of no-scale gravity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number562
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016

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Funding Information:
The work of JE was supported in part by the London Centre for Terauniverse Studies (LCTS), using funding from the European Research Council via the Advanced Investigator Grant 26732, and in part by the STFC Grant ST/L000326/1. The work of K.A.O. was supported in part by DOE grant DE-SC0011842 at the University of Minnesota. We thank J. Rosiek for help with SUSY_FLAVOR.

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