Relatively heavy Higgs boson in more generic gauge mediation

Jason L. Evans, Masahiro Ibe, Tsutomu T. Yanagida

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We discuss gauge mediation models where the doublet messengers and Higgs doublets are allowed to mix through a "charged" coupling. The charged coupling replaces messenger parity as a means of suppressing flavor changing neutral currents without introducing any unwanted CP violation. As a result of this mixing between the Higgs doublets and the messengers, relatively large A-terms are generated at the messenger scale. These large A-terms produce a distinct weak scale mass spectrum. Particularly, we show that the lightest Higgs boson mass is enhanced and can be as heavy as 125 GeV for a gluino mass as light as 2 TeV. We also show that the stops are heavier than that predicted by conventional gauge mediation models. It is also shown that these models have a peculiar slepton mass spectrum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)342-348
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 17 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
We would like to thank Matt Sudano and Satoshi Shira for useful discussions. This work was supported by the World Premier International Research Center Initiative (WPI Initiative) , MEXT , Japan. The work of T.T.Y. was supported by JSPS Grand-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) ( 22244021 ).


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