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Title: Supersymmetry breaking in 4D string theory
Author: Macorra, Axel de la
ISNI:       0000 0001 3615 9230
Awarding Body: University of Oxford
Current Institution: University of Oxford
Date of Award: 1993
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In this thesis we address the problem of supersymmetry breaking in four dimensional string theory. We derive an effective Lagrangian describing the low energy degrees of freedom including the Goldstone mode associated with the spontaneously broken R-symmetry when a gaugino condensate forms. We show the equivalence between our approach and those previously used for studying gaugino condensate in 4D string theory but we also show the need to include quantum effects due to the strong coupling constant in the hidden sector. We determine the vacuum structure of the complete scalar potential and show that supersymmetry is broken and a large mass hierarchy may develop with a single gaugino condensate. Realistic phenomenological values for the gauge coupling constant, unification scale and soft supersymmetric breaking terms can be obtained. Consistency with the minimal supersymmetric extension of the standard model requires the hidden gauge group to be SU(6) or SO(9).
Supervisor: Ross, Graham G. Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Supersymmetry ; String models