Pure gravity mediation with m3/2=10-100TeV

Physical review D: Particles and fields (Impact Factor: 4.86). 05/2012; 85(9):95011-. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.85.095011
Source: arXiv

ABSTRACT Recently, the ATLAS and CMS collaborations reported exciting hints of a
standard model-like Higgs boson with a mass around 125 GeV. Such a Higgs
boson mass can be easily obtained in the minimal supersymmetric standard
model based on the “pure gravity mediation model” where the
sfermion masses and the Higgs mass parameters are in the tens to
hundreds TeV range, while the gauginos are in the hundreds GeV to TeV
range. In this paper, we discuss details of the gaugino mass spectrum in
the pure gravity mediation model. We also discuss the signals of the
model at current and future experiments such as cosmic-ray observations
and the LHC experiments. In particular, we show that the parameter space
which is consistent with the thermal leptogenesis can be fully surveyed
experimentally in the foreseeable future.

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