Universality in pure gravity mediation with vector multiplets

Jason L. Evans, Keith A. Olive

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We consider models of pure gravity mediation in which scalar mass universality is imposed at the grand unified scale and gaugino masses are generated through loops. The minimal model requires a very restricted range for tanβ≈2-3 and scalar masses (set by the gravitino mass) of order 300 TeV-1.5 PeV in order to obtain a Higgs mass near 126 GeV. Here we augment the minimal model with one or more sets of vector multiplets (either a 10 and 10¯ pair or one or more 5 and 5¯ pairs). If coupled to the minimal supersymmetric standard model Higgs, these allow for radiative electroweak symmetry breaking over a significantly larger range of tanβ≈2-40 and can fit the Higgs mass with much smaller values of the gravitino mass. In these models, the lightest supersymmetric particle is often the bino, and in order to satisfy the relic density constraint, the bino must be nearly degenerate with either the wino or gluino. In the models considered here, bino gluino coannihilations determine the relic density and since the two are nearly degenerate, LHC limits on the gluino mass are greatly relaxed allowing light relatively gravitinos and gluino masses well within the reach of the LHC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number115020
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Dec 1 2014

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