Constraints on the bulk standard model in the Randall-Sundrum scenario

Gustavo Burdman
2002 Physical Review D, Particles and fields  
We derive constraints on the Randall-Sundrum scenario with the standard model fields in the bulk. These result from tree level effects associated with the deformation of the zero mode wave-functions of the W and the Z once electroweak symmetry is broken. Recently Cs\'{a}ki, Erlich and Terning pointed out that this implies large contributions to electroweak oblique parameters. Here we find that when fermions are allowed in the bulk the couplings of the $W$ and the $Z$ to zero-mode fermions are
more » ... mode fermions are also affected. We perform a fit to electroweak observables assuming universal bulk fermion masses and including all effects and find constraints that are considerably stronger than for the case with fermions localized in the low energy boundary. These put the lowest Kaluza-Klein excitation out of reach of the Large Hadron Collider. We then relax the universality assumption and study the effects of flavor violation in the bulk and its possible signatures.
doi:10.1103/physrevd.66.076003 fatcat:55kyj6x2obc4fa3u34gh7wew3i