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Consequences of Supergravity with Gauged U(1)R Symmetry
Nuclear Physics B
  • Diego Castano, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • D. Z. Freedman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • C. Manuel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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The structure of gauged R-supergravity Lagrangians is reviewed, and we consider models with a hidden sector plus light fields of the MSSM. A simple potential for the hidden sector is presented which has a global minimum with zero cosmological constant and spontaneously broken SUSY and R-symmetry. The U(1)R vector multiplet acquires a Planck scale through the Higgs mechanism, and it decouples at low energy. Due to very interesting cancellations, the U(1)RD-terms also drop out at low energy. Thus no direct effects of the gauging of R-symmetry remain in the low-energy effective Lagrangian, and this result is model independent, requiring only that R-symmetry be broken at the Planck scale and 〈D〉 = 0, where D is the auxiliary field of the U(1)R vector multiplet. The low-energy theory is fairly conventional with soft SUSY breaking terms for the MSSM fields. As a remnant of the gauging of R-symmetry, it also contains light fields, some required to cancel R-anomalies and others from the hidden sector.


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Diego Castano, D. Z. Freedman and C. Manuel. "Consequences of Supergravity with Gauged U(1)R Symmetry" Nuclear Physics B Vol. 461 Iss. 1-2 (1996) p. 50 - 70 ISSN: 0550-3213
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