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Author Eyal, Galit ♦ Nir, Yosef
Source arXiv.org
Content type Text
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Date of Submission 1999-04-28
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics
Subject Keyword High Energy Physics - Phenomenology ♦ physics:hep-ph
Abstract We investigate supersymmetric models where neither R-parity nor lepton number nor baryon number is imposed. The full high energy theory has an exact horizontal U(1) symmetry that is spontaneously broken. Quarks and Higgs fields carry integer horizontal charges but leptons carry half integer charges. Consequently, the effective low energy theory has two special features: a U(1) symmetry that is explicitly broken by a small parameter, leading to selection rules, and an exact residual Z_2 symmetry, that is lepton parity. As concerns neutrino parameters, the Z_2 symmetry forbids contributions from R_p-violating couplings and the U(1) symmetry induces the required hierarchy. As concerns baryon number violation, the Z_2 symmetry forbids proton decay and the U(1) symmetry provides sufficient suppression of double nucleon decay and of neutron - antineutron oscillations.
Description Reference: JHEP 9906:024,1999
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Page Count 12


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