On uplifted SUSY-breaking vacua and direct mediation in generalized SQCD

  • Roberto Auzzi
  • Shmuel Elitzur
  • Amit Giveon


We search for viable models of direct gauge mediation, where the SUSY-breaking sector is (generalized) SQCD, which has cosmologically favorable uplifted vacua even when the reheating temperature is well above the messenger scale. This requires a relatively large tadpole term in the scalar potential for the spurion field X and, consequently, we argue that pure (deformed) SQCD is not a viable model. On the other hand, in SQCD with an adjoint, which is natural e.g. in string theory, assuming an appropriate sign in the Kähler potential for X, such metastable vacua are possible.


Supersymmetry Breaking Supersymmetry and Duality Supersymmetric Standard Model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Racah Institute of PhysicsThe Hebrew UniversityJerusalemIsrael

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