We study supersymmetry breaking by Scherk-Schwarz compactifications in type I string theory. While in the gravitational sector all mass splittings are proportional to a (large) compactification radius, supersymmetry remains unbroken for the massless excitations of D-branes orthogonal to the large dimension. In this sector, supersymmetry breaking can then be mediated by gravitational interactions alone, that are expected to be suppressed by powers of the Planck mass. The mechanism is non-perturbative from the heterotic viewpoint and requires a compactification radius at intermediate energies of order 10~2-1014 GeV. This can also explain the value of Newton's constant if the string scale is close to the unification scale, of order 1016 GeV.

Supersymmetry Breaking, Open Strings and M Theory (TOPCITE: 121 citazioni su SPIRES HEP)

SAGNOTTI, AUGUSTO
1999

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We study supersymmetry breaking by Scherk-Schwarz compactifications in type I string theory. While in the gravitational sector all mass splittings are proportional to a (large) compactification radius, supersymmetry remains unbroken for the massless excitations of D-branes orthogonal to the large dimension. In this sector, supersymmetry breaking can then be mediated by gravitational interactions alone, that are expected to be suppressed by powers of the Planck mass. The mechanism is non-perturbative from the heterotic viewpoint and requires a compactification radius at intermediate energies of order 10~2-1014 GeV. This can also explain the value of Newton's constant if the string scale is close to the unification scale, of order 1016 GeV.
1999
String Theory; Open Strings; Supersymmetry Breaking
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