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

Roberto Auzzi*, Shmuel Elitzur, Amit Giveon

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We search for viable models of direct gauge mediation, where the SUSYbreaking 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.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number94
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2010


  • Supersymmetric standard model
  • Supersymmetry and duality
  • Supersymmetry breaking


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