Supersymmetric Δa CP

Gudrun Hiller*, Yonit Hochberg, Yosef Nir

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There is experimental evidence for a direct CP asymmetry in singly Cabibbo suppressed D decays, ΔA CP∼0.006. Naive expectations are that the standard model contribution to ΔA CP is an order of magnitude smaller. We explore the possibility that a major part of the asymmetry comes from supersymmetric contributions. The leading candidates are models where the flavor structure of the trilinear scalar couplings is related to the structure of the Yukawa couplings via approximate flavor symmetries, particularly U(1), [U(1)]2 and U(2). The recent hints for a lightest neutral Higgs boson with mass around 125 GeV support the requisite order one trilinear terms. The typical value of the supersymmetric contribution to the asymmetry is ΔACPSUSY∼0.001, but it could be accidentally enhanced by order one coefficients.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number116008
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number11
StatePublished - 21 Jun 2012
Externally publishedYes


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