Cosmological phase transitions in warped space: gravitational waves and collider signatures
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Beyond Standard ModelCosmology of Theories beyond the SMField theories in higher dimensions
Megías, E., Nardini, G., & Quirós, M. (2018). Cosmological phase transitions in warped space: gravitational waves and collider signatures. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2018(9), 95.
SponsorshipThe work of EM is supported by the Spanish MINEICO under Grant FPA2015-64041-C2-1-P and FIS2017-85053-C2-1-P, by the Junta de Andaluc a under Grant FQM-225, by the Basque Government under Grant IT979-16, and by the Spanish Consolider Ingenio 2010 Programme CPAN (CSD2007-00042). The research of EM is also supported by the Ram on y Cajal Program of the Spanish MINEICO, and by the Universidad del Pa s Vasco UPV/EHU, Bilbao, Spain, as a Visiting Professor. GN is supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) under grant 200020-168988. The work of MQ is partly supported by Spanish MINEICO under Grant CICYT-FEDER-FPA2014- 55613-P and FPA2017-88915-P, by the Severo Ochoa Excellence Program of MINEICO under Grant SEV-2016-0588, and by CNPq PVE fellowship project 405559/2013-5.
We study the electroweak phase transition within a 5D warped model including a scalar potential with an exponential behavior, and strong back-reaction over the metric, in the infrared. By means of a novel treatment of the superpotential formalism, we explore parameter regions that were previously inaccessible. We nd that for large enough values of the t'Hooft parameter (e.g. N = 25) the holographic phase transition occurs, and it can force the Higgs to undergo a rst order electroweak phase transition, suitable for electroweak baryogenesis. The model exhibits gravitational waves and colliders signatures. It typically predicts a stochastic gravitational wave background observable both at the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna and at the Einstein Telescope. Moreover the radion tends to be heavy enough such that it evades current constraints, but may show up in future LHC runs.