Uplifted metastable vacua and gauge mediation in SQCD

Amit Giveon*, Andrey Katz, Zohar Komargodski

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Anomalously small gaugino masses are a common feature of various models of direct gauge mediation. This problem is closely related to the vacuum structure of the theory. In this paper we show that massive SQCD can have SUSY-breaking vacua which are qualitatively different from the ISS vacuum. These novel vacua are metastable with respect to decay to the ISS vacuum. We demonstrate the possibility of addressing the gaugino mass problem in this framework. We study the properties of these vacua and construct an example of a model of direct gauge mediation.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number099
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number7
StatePublished - 2009


  • Supersymmetry and duality
  • Supersymmetry breaking


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