Gapped continuum Kaluza-Klein spectrum
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Phenomenology of Field Theories in Higher DimensionsPhenomenology of Large extra dimensions
Megías, E., & Quirós, M. (2019). Gapped Continuum Kaluza-Klein spectrum. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2019(8), 166.
SponsorshipThe work of EM is supported by the Spanish MINEICO under Grant FIS2017-85053-C2-1-P, by the Junta de Andalucía under Grant FQM-225, by the Consejería de Conocimiento, Investigación y Universidad of the Junta de Andalucía and European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) under Grant SOMM17/6105/UGR, and by the Spanish Consolider Ingenio 2010 Programme CPAN under Grant CSD2007-00042. The research of EM is also supported by the Ramón y Cajal Program of the Spanish MINEICO under Grant RYC-2016-20678. The work of MQ is partly supported by Spanish MINEICO (Grant FPA2017-88915-P), by the Catalan Government under Grant 2017SGR1069, and by Severo Ochoa Excellence Program of MINEICO (Grant SEV-2016-0588).
We consider a warped ve-dimensional model with an ultraviolet (UV) brane and, on top of the Standard Model isolated modes, continua of KK modes with different mass gaps for all particles: gauge bosons, fermions, graviton, radion and Higgs boson. The model can be considered as a modelization in ve dimensions of gapped unparticles. The ve dimensional metric has a singularity, at a finite (infinite) value of the proper (conformal) coordinate, which is admissible as it supports finite temperature in the form of a black hole horizon. An infrared (IR) brane, with particular jumping conditions, is introduced to trigger correct electroweak breaking. The gravitational metric is AdS5 near the UV brane, to solve the hierarchy problem with a fundamental Planck scale, and linear, in conformal coordinates, near the IR, as in the linear dilaton and ve-dimensional clockwork models. The branes, and singularity, distances are fixed, à la Goldberger-Wise, by a bulk scalar field with brane potentials explicitly breaking the conformal symmetry. The bosonic continuum of KK modes with the smallest mass gap are those of gauge bosons, and so they are the most likely produced at the LHC. Mass gaps of the continuum of KK fermions do depend on their localization in the extra dimension. We have computed the spectral functions, and arbitrary Green's functions, and shown how they can modify some Standard Model processes.