Reheating Metastable O'Raifeartaigh Models

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In theories with multiple vacua, reheating to a temperature greater than the height of a barrier can stimulate transitions from a desirable metastable vacuum to a lower energy state. We discuss the constraints this places on various theories and demonstrate that in a class of supersymmetric models this transition does not occur even for arbitrarily high reheating temperature.

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Craig, Nathaniel J.; /SLAC /Stanford U., ITP; Fox, Patrick J.; /LBL, Berkeley; Wacker, Jay G. & /SLAC /Stanford U., ITP December 13, 2006.

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In theories with multiple vacua, reheating to a temperature greater than the height of a barrier can stimulate transitions from a desirable metastable vacuum to a lower energy state. We discuss the constraints this places on various theories and demonstrate that in a class of supersymmetric models this transition does not occur even for arbitrarily high reheating temperature.

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  • Report No.: SLAC-PUB-12215
  • Grant Number: AC02-76SF00515
  • DOI: 10.2172/896412 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 896412
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc877032

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Craig, Nathaniel J.; /SLAC /Stanford U., ITP; Fox, Patrick J.; /LBL, Berkeley; Wacker, Jay G. & /SLAC /Stanford U., ITP. Reheating Metastable O'Raifeartaigh Models, report, December 13, 2006; [Menlo Park, California]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc877032/: accessed November 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.