The analytical constraints on charge/color breaking vacua in the MSSM

M. V. Altaisky, V. A. Bednyakov, S. G. Kovalenko, M. N. Fomenko

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We present analytical constraints so that the wide class of color-charge-breaking (CCB) vacua is absent in the minimal supersymmetric standard model (MSSM). We show that equal-scalar-field direction minima, which can be excluded by the well-known constraint like A2 < 3(m22 + mQ2 + mU2), are unstable with respect to small deviations from the equal-field direction in the sfermion-Higgs interaction part of the scalar potential. It is shown that a more severe constraint, roughly A < maxi mi, should be imposed to avoid the false CCB vacuum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2213-2221
Number of pages9
JournalModern Physics Letters A
Issue number27
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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