Implications of supersymmetric models with naturalR-parity conservation

Stephen P. Martin
1996 Physical Review D, Particles and fields  
In the minimal supersymmetric standard model, the conservation of R-parity is phenomenologically desirable, but is ad hoc in the sense that it is not required for the internal consistency of the theory. However, if B-L is gauged at very high energies, R-parity will be conserved automatically and exactly, provided only that all order parameters carry even integer values of 3(B-L). We propose a minimal extension of the supersymmetric standard model in which R-parity conservation arises naturally
more » ... n this way. This approach predicts the existence of a very weakly coupled, neutral chiral supermultiplet of particles with electroweak-scale masses and lifetimes which may be cosmologically interesting. Neutrino masses arise via an intermediate-scale seesaw mechanism, and a solution to the μ problem is naturally incorporated. The apparent unification of gauge couplings at high energies is shown to be preserved in this approach. We also discuss a next-to-minimal extension, which predicts a pair of electroweak-scale chiral supermultiplets with electric charge 2.
doi:10.1103/physrevd.54.2340 pmid:10020912 fatcat:qzzdmlrplnarff5ktiuyqdoqci