Neutral naturalness with bifundamental gluinos

Tony Gherghetta, Minh Nguyen, Zachary Thomas

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Abstract

We study constraints on one-loop neutral naturalness at the LHC by considering gluon partners which are required to ameliorate the tuning in the Higgs mass-squared arising at two loops. This is done with a simple orbifold model of folded supersymmetry which not only contains color-neutral stops but also bifundamental gluinos that are charged under the Standard Model color group SU(3)C and a separate SU(3)C′ group. The bifundamental gluinos reduce the Higgs mass tuning at two loops and maintain naturalness provided the gluinos are lighter than approximately 1.9 TeV for a 5 TeV cutoff scale. Limits from the LHC already forbid bifundamental gluinos below 1.4 TeV, and other noncolored states such as electroweakinos, Z′ bosons and dark sector bound states may be probed at future colliders. The search for bifundamental gluinos therefore provides a direct probe of one-loop neutral naturalness that can be fully explored at the LHC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number115008
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume94
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2 2016

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Funding Information:
The work of T.G. is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy Grant No. DE-SC0011842 at the University of Minnesota, and Z.T. is supported by the University of Minnesota.

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