On the thermal history of calculable gauge mediation
Many messenger models with realistic gaugino masses are based on meta-stable vacua. In this work we study the thermal history of some of these models. Analyzing R-symmetric models, we point out that while some of the known messenger models clearly prefer the supersymmetric vacuum, there is a vast class of models where the answer depends on the initial conditions. Along with the vacuum at the origin, the high temperature thermal potential also possesses a local minimum far away from the origin. This vacuum has no analog at zero temperature. The first order phase transition from this vacuum into the supersymmetric vacuum is parametrically suppressed, and the theory, starting from that vacuum, is likely to evolve to the desired gauge-mediation vacuum. We also comment on the thermal evolution of models without R-symmetry.
Journal of High Energy Physics
- Pub Date:
- October 2009
- High Energy Physics - Theory;
- High Energy Physics - Phenomenology
- 22 pages. V2: Comments on the SM effects added. Minor corrections. Reference added. Valuable discussion with S. Abel, J. Jaeckel and V. Khoze acknowledged. V3: Types of EOGM explicitly defined in the introduction. Discussions about the phase transitions expanded. Typo corrected. Journal version