A note on Polonyi problem

Shuntaro Nakamura, Masahiro Yamaguchi

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We reinvestigate the cosmological Polonyi problem in the case where the Polonyi mass is O (10)   TeV or larger. Such a large supersymmetry breaking scale implies that the Polonyi field should be sequestered from the Standard Model sector. Since the Polonyi field does not have a coupling to the gauge multiplets at tree level, in order to obtain sufficiently high reheating temperature compatible with the standard big-bang nucleosynthesis the Polonyi mass well exceeds 100-1000 TeV, depending on the decay channels. Moreover, we find that the branching ratio of the Polonyi field into neutralinos is of order unity, and thus the resulting neutralino LSPs, if stable, overclose the Universe even for the case of the wino-like LSP. Our explicit computation given here exhibits a very serious cosmological difficulty for models where supersymmetry breaking is caused by the Polonyi-type field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-171
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Nov 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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