Abstract

Supersymmetry breaking may be linked to the formation of gaugino condensates in a hidden sector. In this work, the process of formation of the condensate is examined in a cosmological context, using an effective field theory of the gaugino bilinear which provides a reasonable interpolation between the high- and low-temperature phases. The implementation of anomaly requirements generates a large potential barrier between the zero-condensate configuration and that of the true (SUSY-breaking) vacuum. As a consequence, the transition to bubbles of true vacuum may be subject to an enormous exponential suppression. This leads to the same difficulties with inhomogeneity of the universe which occurred in the original inflationary scenarios.

Notes

Originally posted at http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9506056v1. Preprint of an article published in Physics Letters B, v.357 no.4, 1995.

Keywords

gauginos, condensates, true vacuum, high energy physics theory

Subject Categories

Supersymmetry, Particles (Nuclear physics)

Disciplines

Physics

Publication Date

1995

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